The BEST Episodes of R L Stine's The Haunting Hour
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021
Network: Discovery Family
"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.
#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.
#2 - My Old House
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 11, 2014
#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
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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?
#16 - The Perfect Brother
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 30, 2011
Matt's brother Josh is perfect, maybe just a little too perfect.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#23 - I'm Not Martin
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 4, 2014
#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.
#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.