The Haunting Hour: The Series is a Canadian-American half-hour horror anthology series adapted from R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour and The Nightmare Hour anthology books (though most of the episodes aren't based on either of them and play out as Goosebumps stories with a dark side to them or are based on legends or classic literature). The series started on October 29, 2010 with the two-part episode, "Really You," but the actual series started on Christmas (December 25) of 2010 with "A Creature Was Stirring."This show has now completed its third season and will come back for a fourth in the fall of 2013.
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"Really You": Spoiled brat Lily gets her own life-sized doll and names it, "Lily D.," but when her mom starts to care for the doll more than her own daughter, the doll begins making Lily out to be the villain and turns her into plastic.
"A Creature Was Stirring": It's Christmas, and Timmy's family is growing apart (to the point that his parents are planning to divorce) — and a demonic present may be the cure for that problem.
"The Dead Body": Will meets a new boy named Jake Skinner, who helps him fight back against some bullies, but Will soon learns that Jake isn't exactly a new student...or a living one.
"Nightmare Inn": Jillian stays with her mother following her father's disappearance at an inn run by werewolves.
"The Red Dress": A teenage country club worker named Jamie accidentally makes off with a beautiful red dress she finds at a vintage shop run by a blind woman with a strange payment plan.
"Ghostly Stare": Lauren and Mark visit a cemetary that's about to be moved to make room for a mini-mall — and learn that it's not a good idea to disturb the dead.
"The Walls": Jeffrey and his family's new house may still have a visitor in it — one that lives in the wall and may have murdered the old man who once lived there.
"Game Over": Video gamers Kelly "Kell-Raiser" and his friend, Gooch, buy a game called "Zee Town" that comes to life and pits players against each other in a Zombie Apocalypse.
"Alien Candy": Walt is a nerd obsessed with aliens, so naturally, he has little friends and is a constant Chew Toy for bullies at his school. That all changes when he befriends Greg and Bonnie, two students who share his belief in aliens and want him to join their club — so they can put him on the menu for real aliens.
"Fear Never Knocks": Jenny and Jack, the grandchildren of a renowned psychiatrist, play around with an ancient recording device that has the power to bring people's fears to life — and summons Fear incarnate, who reveals an embarrassing truth about Jenny and Jack's grandfather.
"Best Friend Forever": Jack Pierce, despite his track record of killing every pet he's ever had, decides to get himself a new pet — by resurrecting a dead animal. However, a hitch in the plan leaves Jack with a full-grown, human zombie as his new pet.
"The Black Mask": Bill, Julie, and Robbie break in to an old house and find a mask that allegedly shows visions of colonial-era kids dying in an accident caused by a repairman, so they set out to break the mask's curse by changing the past.
"Afraid of Clowns": It's every cuolrophobic's nightmare when Chris is being stalked by clowns from a freaky circus that just came into town, but is Chris just anxious over his upcoming 13th birthday or do the clowns have something sinister in store?
"My Sister The Witch": Pete's sister, Alice, comes home from boarding school — and a chain of strange events makes Pete think his sister picked up a new hobby while in boarding school: witchcraft.
"Wrong Number": The two meanest girls at school, Steffani and Taylor, prank call an old Russian woman who won't let a little thing like death keep her from teaching the girls a lesson on how to treat others.
"Catching Cold": A fat kid named Marty vows to track down a mysterious ice cream truck that may have had something to do with the disappearance of a local boy years ago.
"Pool Shark": High school hunk Kai is haunted by images of a shark lurking in the rec center's new pool — but the shark may be the key to Kai finding his long-lost father.
"Lights Out": After watching a crummy ghost-hunting reality show, three kids decide to create their own ghost-hunting show to prove that ghosts exist. Their first site: an abandoned mental hospital said to be haunted by an evil surgeon who punished his patients with late-night operations.
"The Perfect Brother": Josh always knew that Matt was the perfect brother in the family, but when Matt begins acting erratic and is sent to a bizarre facility where robots are designed to look and act human, Josh must save his brother from being scrapped — and learns a horrible truth about himself and his family.
"Scary Mary": In this two-part finale, a self-conscious girl named Hanna becomes possessed by a mirror ghost named Scary Mary, who abducts girls from the real world and steals their beauty.
"Creature Feature": In this two-part season premiere, a classic film addict named John, his friend, Nathan, and John's crush, Lisa, go to an abandoned drive-in theater showing a 1950's B-movie called I Was A Teenage Tick, and John finds himself in the film (without so much as an actor's union card) and fighting a pun-spouting Mad Scientist and the teenage tick he created.
"Swarmin' Norman": Bug lover Norman discovers that he has godlike powers over insects and uses his ability to get back at the bullies who push him around.
"Flight": A boy on his first plane ride discovers it may be his last, as he's in the middle of a battle between a man who refuses to accept that he's dead and a woman who may be The Grim Reaper.
"Pumpkinhead": Despite some recent incidents of kids vanishing, three siblings visit a the pumpkin patch of a crazed farmer who may be behind the disappearances on Halloween.
"Brush With Madness": Corey meets his favorite graphic novelist, Alan Miller, at a comic book convention, but when Miller gets mad over Corey's obsessive questions, Corey steals the brushes Miller left behind, and sets out to create his own graphic novel, but the brushes hold a power that may be bringing a dangerous figure to life.
"Sick": A sick boy named Alex is forced to stay home from school — and discovers that not only is there something else in the house with him and the morning news show hosts on the TV can talk to him, but his mom and government agents have quarantined the house and are planning to blow the house up in order to get rid of the creature.
"Big Yellow": Willie and Drake hate their school mascot, Big Yellow (a freaky, yellow monster), and decide to replace him with something more conventional (like a gray wolf). But after the gray wolf mascot disappears, Willie and Drake must break into the school after hours to find him — and soon discover the secret behind Big Yellow.
"Bad Feng Shui": It's The Joy Luck Club as envisioned by R.L. Stine when a Chinese girl and her mother's strained relationship with each other gets worse when the girl rearranges the feng shui in her room and conjures up demons who possess her mother.
"The Hole": In this homage to The Amityville Horror (with a little bit of Paranormal Activity thrown in for good measure), a new family discover a strange hole in the yard that may have been behind the deaths of the family who once lived in their new house.
"Scarecrow": Two farmers' kids, Jenny and Bobby, are having trouble removing the crows from their corn crops, so they buy a scarecrow from a mysterious vendor — and soon find that the scarecrows are causing The End of the World as We Know It.
"Dreamcatcher": Girls at a summer camp are too scared to sleep, thanks to a recurring shared nightmare about a mutant spider who traps people in their dreams.
"The Most Evil Sorcerer": Another two-part episode, in which two teens living in a medieval English town set out to dethrone a corrupt sorcerer, and end up battling the sorceress who taught the deposed sorcerer everything he once knew.
"Stage Fright": A high school drama club is doing a musical play based on the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, but a chain of strange events all point to a witch who may be cursing the production.
"Night of the Mummy": A rare Egyptian exhibit comes to town, and Seth takes a job as a museum volunteer. However, the more Seth becomes drawn to the Egyptian exhibit, the more he finds out that he may be connected to the Boy Pharaoh (in more ways than one).
"Headshot": In this homage to The Picture of Dorian Gray, a teen ice cream shop worker named Gracie Wilde leaps at the chance to enter Teen-Teen magazine's Prettiest Face contest, but spending time with her photographer, Cassandra, may be turning her into something she's not — and costing her something vital.
"The Return of Lilly D.": In this Sequel Episode to "Really You," a girl named Natalie finds the discarded Lilly D. doll and takes it home with her, only to find that the doll may be evil.
"Grampires": Christopher Lloyd guest stars in this two-part season premiere about a brother and sister who come to visit their grandfather in a retirement neighborhood where everyone is out for their blood — literally.
"The Cast": Lex gets in trouble for egging an elderly cat lady's house, but gets out of trouble by pinning the blame on the two bullies who pushed him to do it. Despite a broken arm, Lex seems to be in the clear — until his cast begins itching, he sees a skinny tail slithering in and out of the plaster, and the neighborhood cats begin haunting him.
"The Weeping Woman": A Mexican boy named Chi stays over his friend's house, despite his friend's mother being overprotective, bitter, and depressed over her estranged husband — and things get worse when her negative feelings bring to life the spirit of a hooded woman known in Hispanic urban legend as "La Llorona" (The Weeping Woman), a beautiful woman who killed herself and her children by drowning them in a river after her husband left her and now walks the Earth trying to drown children who have been neglected by their parents.
"Intruders": Feeling left out ever since the birth of her baby brother, Eve runs away to the woods, where a forest fairy named Lyria reveals that Eve is a changeling (a forest fairy adopted by humans) and must kidnap her baby brother in order to return to her true home.
"Spaceman": A lonely boy named Aaron is given a vintage toy space helmet from a neighborhood woman who is cleaning out her attic — and ends up hearing a voice from someone — or something — trying to make first contact.
"Red Eye": A girl who gets postcards from her traveling father (who's in Germany on business) discovers a shadowy figure in her father's latest collection of pictures and fears that he may bring it home.
"My Imaginary Friend": Shawn's brother, David, is worried that his brother's new friend, Travis, is a bad influence, but what's an older brother to do when his younger brother's best friend is a figment of his demented imagination?
"Poof de Fromage": In this light-hearted (yet very cheesy) episode, Bobby and his family are chosen to house a French exchange student named Jean-Louis, but the exchange student's bizarre behavior and late-night calls to the mothership all point to signs that Jean-Louis is an exchange student from another planet, but is Jean-Louis out to destroy Earthlings or is there a more sinister alien bent on annihilating mankind?
"The Golem": In this two-part episode, when Jeremy's great-grandmother, Nadia, dies, she leaves Jeremy her ashes and orders to return to her Russian village and spread them, but the villagers (who have been living in fear of the Golem they created to fend off German soldiers in World War II) believe that Jeremy's sister, Bonnie, is Nadia and plan to have her murdered to keep the Golem from tormenting them.
"The Girl in the Painting": Tired of her drab room, a girl named Becky finds a painting of a girl looking out the window of a Victorian-era bedroom and becomes so enamored with it, she decides to go inside the world of the girl in the painting — only to find that life on the other side isn't as perfect as what's been painted.
"Checking Out": On a family trip with their parents, bratty kids Jeremy and Chelsea stumble upon a strange hotel headed by a cult of child-hating adults who have brainwashed their parents into despising them and are planning to have them sacrificed to a white void hidden behind a large painting of the hotel's founder.
"Terrible Love": The Cupid mythos gets a dark, yet hilarious R.L. Stine twist when Maggie summons the Greco-Roman god himself note (depicted as a middle-aged man in a white and red suit as all of those depictions of him as a baby or a young man with wings are old photos) to make a boy in her chemistry class named Brendon fall for her, but when Maggie worries that the love potionnote actually a mix of very real and very volatile human hormones associated with human emotion — dopamine, serotonin, and adrenaline will wear off, Cupid is forced to grant Maggie's ill-advised wish — and Maggie is forced to deal with Brendon's love-induced insanity.
"The Dead Body Part Two": In this sequel to "The Dead Body" from season one, Will (who has been turned into a ghost by Jake Skinner) must return to the mortal world and stop Jake from living his life.
"Funhouse": Chad and Kelly meet a man named Carnie who runs a haunted carnival ride.
"Lovecraft's Woods": A group of kids go camping in a patch of forest said to be home to H. P. Lovecraft's unworldly creations.
"Seance": Some friends having a sleepover decide to scare a girl with a fake seance, only to see a real ghost.
"Detention": Some kids enduring detention experience paranormal activity at the school.
"Coat Rack Cowboy": A boy is haunted by a Western outlaw who has been reincarnated as the coatrack in his house.
"Doom Metal" (a.k.a "Long Live Rock and Roll"): A boy's favorite rock and roll band may be haunted by ghosts.
"My Robot": A boy makes friends with a robot, but the robot does whatever he can to break off his friendship with his human master.
"Bad Egg": A boy Egg Sitting for a school project finds the egg talking to him.
"Uncle Howes": Two siblings discover their uncle may be a murderer.
"Toy Train Story": A boy plays around with a toy train set that takes him back in time to when a real-life train accident occured.
"Worry Dolls": A girl's latest toy from her Chinese aunt has the power to absorb and make monsters out of human anxiety.