History Series / TheHauntingHour

6th Apr '18 6:43:18 PM Winner1
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* AbusiveParents: Melvin's father in "Spores". Although he isn't physically abusive, he is emotionally and mentally abusive towards his family. He guilt trips everyone into coming along on ''his vacation'' and tries to defend himself for his actions.

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* AbusiveParents: AbusiveParents:
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Melvin's father in "Spores". Although he isn't physically abusive, he is emotionally and mentally abusive towards his family. He guilt trips everyone into coming along on ''his vacation'' and tries to defend himself for his actions.actions.
** Jeffrey's parents in "The Walls" [[spoiler: are revealed to have known about the monster living in their son's walls the whole time, but they kept it a secret and tried to gaslight him so they wouldn't have to share all their good luck coming from the monster with him.]]



* AdaptationalAttractiveness:
** Walter from "Alien Candy" was originally a fat, shy kid with no friends, but his show counterpart Walt is an adorable ginger kid.
** Downplayed with Farmer Palmer on "Pumpkinhead" since he's still a filthy farmer, but he doesn't look like a rotting pumpkin like he does in the original short story.
* AdaptationalIntelligence: On the novel version of "Alien Candy", Greg and Bonnie were both immature children, but on the show they are diabolical masterminds who orchestrate numerous misdirections against Walt.
* AdaptationalVillainy: The [[spoiler: aliens]] Greg and Bonnie were originally just dim-witted jerks on "Alien Candy", but on the show they are actively sadistic in their villainous misdeeds.
* AdaptedOut:
** On "Alien Candy", there were 2 other members named Evan and Natasha in the alien club, but on the show they are nowhere to be seen.
** Valerie from "Black Mask" is not in the show's adaptation.



* DeathByAdaptation:
** Farmer Palmer is still alive in the short story, but in "Return of the Pumpkinheads" he was stated to have been KilledOffscreen.
** [[spoiler: Greg and Bonnie]] die in the show's version of "Alien Candy" instead of winning like they did in the end of their short story.



** Jeffrey's parents on "The Walls" [[spoiler: were willing to gaslight their own son into insanity so they wouldn't have to tell him that the monster living in their walls is actually a good luck charm who is harmless and only brings good things to their family. Their son rightfully calls them out on this.]]
** Meg on "Dreamcatcher" [[spoiler: is one of the few human kids who was completely on board with ''allowing her former best friend to die'' at the hands of the monster all because she felt abandoned by her.]]



* SparedByTheAdaptation: The original ending to "Black Mask" had the kids finding out too late that they were seeing the future and getting killed by the falling roof; the TV version had them alive and able to save the handyman (thought to be the villain) who was about to die.
* SpoiledBrat: Lilly Carbo in "Really You", who makes her father spend exorbitant amounts of money and breaks another girl's doll over a petty insult.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: SparedByTheAdaptation:
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The original ending to "Black Mask" had the kids finding out too late that they were seeing the future and getting killed by the falling roof; the TV version had them alive and able to save the handyman (thought to be the villain) who was about to die.
** [[spoiler: Walt]] doesn't die at the end of "Alien Candy" like his novel counterpart did.
* SpoiledBrat: SpoiledBrat:
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Lilly Carbo in "Really You", who makes her father spend exorbitant amounts of money and breaks another girl's doll over a petty insult.insult.
** Steffani Howard from "Wrong Number" acts like an entitled brat who can do whatever she wants without consequences.
19th Feb '18 8:29:37 PM Malady
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* OneWordTitle: A few of the episodes, such as ''Inruders, Mascot, and Spores''.
12th Feb '18 8:31:31 AM Cryoclaste
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** "Spores" can be best described as ''InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' meets a "DontGoIntoTheWoods"-style horror flick and the infected fungal mutants from ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs''.

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** "Spores" can be best described as ''InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' meets a "DontGoIntoTheWoods"-style horror flick and the infected fungal mutants from ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs''.
26th Jan '18 1:58:17 AM Cryoclaste
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** "Goodwill Toward Men": While there is a supernatural character (the Christmas angel statue), it's more of a morality tale (akin to what ''TheTwilightZone'' puts out) and the scares are more based in reality than fiction (Missy and her family are poor, their gardener and his family are as rich and selfish as Missy's family used to be, and Missy's family is forced to live on the streets).

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** "Goodwill Toward Men": While there is a supernatural character (the Christmas angel statue), it's more of a morality tale (akin to what ''TheTwilightZone'' ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone'' puts out) and the scares are more based in reality than fiction (Missy and her family are poor, their gardener and his family are as rich and selfish as Missy's family used to be, and Missy's family is forced to live on the streets).
16th Jan '18 6:25:47 PM Winner1
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* AllJustADreamOrWasIt:
** The twist ending of "Sick" keeps it vague if everything Alex experiences was real or not.
** "I'm Not Martin" reveals that the ghost boy targeting Sean was the only real person he encountered in his nightmares.
** "Nightmare Inn" reveals that everything the protagonist suffered was real.



* BewareTheSillyOnes: Uncle Howee.

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** Lily D can't speak, but she's a completely insane murderer.
** Big Yellow from "Mascot" never has a single line of dialogue but he is by far one of the show's darkest villains.
** The "Scarecrow" never speaks, [[spoiler: but can when he's in his human form]].
** The Kreamy Kold truck from "Catching Cold" is incapable of speech but it's still a creepy monster.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: BewareTheSillyOnes:
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Uncle Howee. Howee.
** The Mangler from "Near Mint Condition" is a children's toy that's massacred a bunch of people.
** Seamus the Leprechaun from "Lotsa Luck" is a LargeHam, but he loves collecting souls.



* HateSink: Expect this trope to appear a lot in a show well known for its villains, especially if they're bullies.
** Steffani Howard from "Wrong Number" is a sadistic bully who thinks she's better than everyone and treats others poorly for a cheap laugh. It's made very clear that she's a VillainProtagonist.
** Meg from "Dreamcatcher" is a sociopathic, self-entitled brat who picks on Lisa and her former best friend Amelia for fun. [[spoiler: It makes her death at the claws of the dream catcher all the better.]]
** Jared from "Uncle Howee" is a coldhearted BigBrotherBully who's willing to abandon his little sister to go hang out with his friends. However, when Uncle Howee decides to treat him a lesson about being kind he ''still'' refuses to respect him.
** Cameron from "Pool Shark" is a JerkJock who feels entitled to his student's love and picks on Kai for his crippling phobia of sharks.



* JerkJock: Loony in "Pool Shark." He's a competitive swimmer with a huge ego and a condescending attitude.

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* JerkJock: Loony Cameron in "Pool Shark." He's a competitive swimmer with a huge ego and a condescending attitude.
31st Oct '17 5:50:45 PM foxley
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* KillerTeddyBear: In "Near Mint Condition", Ted is obsessed with buying collectable toys online, and spends five thousand dollars (which he was supposed to use to buy a car) on a rare Robo-Bear toy from the 80's named Mangler with a mysterious link to accidents and deaths that occurred to the children that received the toys. Mangler comes alive that night, and goes after Ted's younger brother Mark and friend Jason for using him to mock Ted.
31st Oct '17 3:40:27 PM foxley
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* FootprintsOfMuck: In "Near Mint Condition", Mangler runs through some spilt food and Mark and Ted uses its footprints to track it from the kitchen to their mother's scrapbooking room.
28th Oct '17 11:28:00 AM Malady
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Continuity-wise, it's unrelated to the made-for-TV movie ''TheHauntingHourDontThinkAboutIt''.

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Continuity-wise, it's unrelated to the made-for-TV movie ''TheHauntingHourDontThinkAboutIt''.
''Film/TheHauntingHourDontThinkAboutIt''.
21st Oct '17 4:35:36 PM GrammarNavi
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** Uncle Howee (from the episode of the same name) seems to be a mix of CaptainKangaroo and [[Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse Pee-Wee Herman]] if he dressed as an old-timey carnival barker.

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** Uncle Howee (from the episode of the same name) seems to be a mix of CaptainKangaroo Series/CaptainKangaroo and [[Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse Pee-Wee Herman]] if he dressed as an old-timey carnival barker.
13th Oct '17 1:03:18 PM Isaac_Heller
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** The end of "Stage Fright" reveals that [[spoiler: the story of Hansel and Gretel really happened...but the witch did ''not'' attempt to eat Hansel and Gretel and get killed by them as a result, she instead took pity on them and ate their parents, who had abandoned them to die in the woods to start with.]]



* ImAHumanitarian: The witch in "Stage Fright" [[spoiler: who cursed the "Hansel and Gretel" musical because no one was able to tell her story right. She didn't eat the kids -- she made meals out of their parents.]]

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* ImAHumanitarian: The witch in "Stage Fright" [[spoiler: who cursed the "Hansel and Gretel" musical because no one was able to tell her story right. She didn't eat the kids -- she made meals out of [[AssholeVictim their parents.]]]]]]
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