Aired before Nickelodeon picked up the series, on Halloween of 1990 to fit the theme of the plot; its chronological airdate as the fourth episode was September 5, 1992. See more »
[his clock stops ticking]
[his door opens, a black hooded figure enters and draws closer to the bed, he sits up abruptly to awake and find it's morning]
I hate that dream.
[sees the figure from his nightmare is standing by his bed]
Excellent, all right!
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Wishes come true with the help of the vulture's claw.
Another meeting of The Midnight Society, this episode begins with a tale already being told but the teller of the tale doesn't have an ending in mind so the group are unhappy until Dave saves the day (well, saves the night) by coming up with a story that's very much indebted to The Monkey's Paw.
The Tale Of The Twisted Claw is all about two kids who scare an old lady one evening before returning the next day to trick or treat. Instead of candy, the old lady gives them a twisted vulture's claw that can grant wishes. Unfortunately, all of those wishes tend to come true in a dark and twisted way.
Noah Plener and Maxwell Medeiros are both decent in the lead roles and Ann Page plays the old lady who is scared by them before getting her revenge. The Midnight Society are also getting more and more identifiable (especially Dave, played by Nathaniel Moreau, and Kristen, played by Rachel Blanchard) with each episode and that adds more to the whole series.
Directed by D. J. MacHale and written by Chloe Brown, this is a highly entertaining episode and proves, especially after the previous episode (The Lonely Ghost), that the series is on track to be consistently enjoyable.
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