Digital tech addicts Chelsea and Jeremy are annoyed, to say the least, about having to get dragged along on vacation with their mundane parents. But when they come upon a hotel with a sinister secret...
"R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour" is an anthology series aimed at kids and teens, and inspired by the stories of horror master R.L. Stine. Each thirty minute episode is a tale of horror and suspense, invariably involving a supernatural element. Disdaining gore and overt violence, the episodes rely on sharp story telling and imaginative cinematic techniques to evoke chills, thrills and scares.Written by
I'll be clear here. . . I'm 24 years old, so I'm not exactly this show's target audience. However, I grew up with 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?,' 'Goosebumps,' 'Tales from the Crypt,' etc. Therefore, when I heard about this show, I thought I'd give it a shot. Even though R.L. Stine usually writes pretty standard fare, I've always enjoyed his work and still to this day have his entire original Goosebumps collection from my childhood.
My advice, if you're a fan of stuff like the shows I mentioned: Just check out the first story entitled "Really You." Technically it's two episodes, but it's really worth the time. As I'm already creeped out by dolls in general, this was really effective.
I'm not all the way through the series to date, but I'm still satisfied with what I have seen. Young or old, definitely check this out. There isn't enough good TV for kids these days, but this is something worthwhile.
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