The BEST Episodes of R L Stine's The Haunting Hour

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

"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.

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Uncle Howee

#1 - Uncle Howee

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired Dec 21, 2013

Jared tries to turn off an annoying kids show, but shutting off the TV isn't doing the trick.

star 9.21
14 votes
My Old House

#2 - My Old House

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 11, 2014

star 9.13
8 votes
Lotsa Luck

#3 - Lotsa Luck

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 15, 2014

After an extremely bad day at school, Greg (Nolan Gould) comes home complaining about his awful luck. His father jokes that he should try to find a leprechaun to help him, but Greg's mother Kathleen, an Irish woman, sternly tells her husband to stop. Greg later finds an old book of Celtic folklore in a box of his mother's things. Upon reading it, he learns of a way to capture a leprechaun and gain three wishes. He baits a trap with a golden trophy and imprisons Seamus (Brendan Fletcher), a leprechaun who promises to give him whatever he wants. Seamus warns him though that "magic is all about balance," meaning that wishes come at a price. Greg's first wish is to become lucky. The next day, he wins a new bike in a contest and his crush Amy asks him to a dance, but his father abruptly loses his job. He tries to make up for this by wishing for wealth, prompting Seamus to summon him a pot of gold. Kathleen discovers Greg trying to hide the gold, and surprisingly asks "How many wishes have ya made?" She reveals that leprechauns are evil tricksters who always claim the soul of their captor as the cost of the third wish, and further tells her son that her great-grandfather Daniel was the only man who ever managed to avoid this fate, which infuriated the leprechauns and eventually led her family to flee Ireland for protection. When Seamus badly injures Greg's father's hand to balance the second wish, Kathleen and Greg try to protect the house using herbs. Seamus enters anyway, torturing the adults and claiming that he will take Greg's soul along with theirs. Greg then enters the room, announces that he has guessed what his great-great-grandfather's final wish was and uses it to wish that he had never met Seamus, undoing the effects of the leprechaun's magic. Time is reversed to the day after Greg captured Seamus and all seems well....until Seamus arrived to keep his own soul in exchange for the leprechaun taking that of his next male descendant. Greg realizes that this means

star 9.00
5 votes

#4 - Dreamcatcher

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 17, 2011

The camp legend of a mysterious creature who feeds on nightmares appears to be true after a cabin full of girls have a recurring nightmare that terrorizes them so badly, it leaves them unable to sleep.

star 8.94
17 votes
Directors: Neill Fearnley
Writers: Katherine Boutry
Red Eye

#5 - Red Eye

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 17, 2012

It's always a good day for Georgia (Mackenzie Foy) when she gets a postcard from her traveling father away in another country, but soon she has reason to believe that he is being followed by someone and decides to figure out what's going on before it's too late.

star 8.77
13 votes
Directors: Ken Friss
Writers: Greg Yolen, Natalie Lapointe
Catching Cold

#6 - Catching Cold

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 9, 2011

A boy becomes obsessed with catching a mysterious ice cream truck that seems to haunt his neighborhood.

star 8.72
18 votes
Argh V

#7 - Argh V

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 8, 2014

Sam's parents are not as responsible as she'd like and their latest impulse buy takes them on a road tip to an unfamiliar area.

star 8.71
7 votes
Dead Bodies

#8 - Dead Bodies

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Nov 23, 2013

Will made a deal with a ghost months ago. Now a ghost himself, he sets out to save his ex-girlfriend from the same fate.

star 8.70
10 votes
Brush with Madness

#9 - Brush with Madness

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 5, 2011

When comic book geek Corey gets yelled at by his favorite artist Allan Miller (Mackenzie Gray) during a comic book convention, Corey steals Allan's brushes and comes up with his own creation – only to learn that Allan's brushes have the power to turn fantasy into reality.

star 8.64
14 votes
Game Over

#10 - Game Over

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 12, 2011

Kelly "Kell-razer" (Calum Worthy) and his friend Gooch (AJ Lutsky) receive a mysteriously new game called "Zee Town" that they got from a stranger, named the Game Master (voiced by David Sobolov). However, it turns out this game is actually real.

star 8.55
53 votes
The Red Dress

#11 - The Red Dress

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 15, 2011

When a teenage girl is faced with a moral dilemma she learns that everything that can be had has a price.

star 8.47
57 votes
The Girl in the Painting

#12 - The Girl in the Painting

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 15, 2012

When a girl in a painting captures the attention of Becky (Bailee Madison), she becomes enthralled with the image and does everything she can to mirror the life and surroundings of the painted figure, but she soon realizes that things aren't as they seem.

star 8.47
15 votes
Directors: Ken Friss
Writers: Jack Monaco
Scary Mary (Part 2)

#13 - Scary Mary (Part 2)

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 14, 2011

While in Scary Mary's world, Hanna refuses to be like everyone else, who have given their faces to Mary.

star 8.47
15 votes
The Most Evil Sorcerer (Part 2)

#14 - The Most Evil Sorcerer (Part 2)

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 7, 2012

When Ned and Sara discover that the sorceress who helped them dethrone the evil sorcerer was the one who taught him black magic, Ned takes revenge against the sorceress, and Sara worries that Ned's obsession to learn magic may drive them apart.

star 8.38
8 votes

#15 - Sick

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 12, 2011

Alex has to stay home from school, thanks to a bad cold – and soon finds that he's not alone in the house. To make matters worse, two morning news show anchors begin talking to him from the television, warning him that his mom and the government are out to kill him for being ill (along with the monster in the house that may have sickened the boy to start with). Is Alex really in danger or is this all a fever dream?

star 8.36
14 votes
The Perfect Brother

#16 - The Perfect Brother

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 30, 2011

Matt's brother Josh is perfect, maybe just a little too perfect.

star 8.33
12 votes
The Hole

#17 - The Hole

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 3, 2011

Rob and Carrie's family move to a new house which they find by the help of a video is haunted by a father who went insane during a barbecue and killed his family in a car wreck.

star 8.31
13 votes
Toy Train

#18 - Toy Train

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired Dec 14, 2013

When Logan and his dad are tasked with cleaning out his grandfather's house, the ghosts of secrets long past come back to haunt them.

star 8.29
7 votes
Lovecraft's Woods

#19 - Lovecraft's Woods

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 2, 2013

On their way to a party, three teenagers (a gamer named Nicholas, a goth named Erica, and a brainy girl named Margaret) find themselves in an unfamiliar part of the forest known as Lovecraft's Woods, said to trap its victims into an endless time loop and be haunted by a ghoul who infects anyone it scratches.

star 8.25
8 votes
The Funhouse

#20 - The Funhouse

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Oct 19, 2013

Two kids make a pact to stick together, but problems arise when one of them goes into a fun house and his dark thoughts begin to overpower him.

star 8.14
7 votes
Fear Never Knocks

#21 - Fear Never Knocks

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 26, 2011

Siblings sneak into Grandpa's office to play with a mysterious old recorder. They record their worst fears and play them back. They will soon regret this decision.

star 8.10
20 votes

#22 - Headshot

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 28, 2012

An ice cream shop girl named Gracie Wilde dreams of being the prettiest face in the world -- a wish that a ruthless teen magazine photographer named Cassandra is more than willing to grant Gracie. As Gracie gets more famous, her character begins to change.

star 8.07
15 votes
I'm Not Martin

#23 - I'm Not Martin

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 4, 2014

star 8.00
8 votes
Swarmin' Norman

#24 - Swarmin' Norman

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 15, 2011

A bullied boy named Norman discovers that he has god-like power over insects and uses them to get revenge on his tormentors – only to discover (the hard way) that absolute power corrupts absolutely.

star 8.00
15 votes
My Imaginary Friend

#25 - My Imaginary Friend

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 24, 2012

Shawn (Ryan Lee) is happy to make friends with a mysterious being named Travis, but soon the two are faced with a dilemma when Shawn's brother begins to butt heads with Travis, who just so happens to be an imaginary being, and perhaps even a ghost.

star 8.00
12 votes
Directors: James Head
Writers: Melody Fox