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|RL Stine's The Haunting Hour Don't Think About It |
Actors: Alex Winzenread, Michelle Duffy, John Hawkinson, Emily Osment, Tobin Bell
Director: Alex Zamm
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
For 13-year-old goth girl Cassie, fitting into a new school and neighborhood isn't easy, but she entertains herself by playing pranks on the "popular" kids and her little brother, Max. As Halloween approaches, Cassie's sea... more »
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Reviewed on 7/15/2017...
The first "family safe" yet NOT awful Halloween film I've seen in a very long time.
Emily Osment does a great job here as a Goth-ish but not creepy girl. Content is safe enough for any age, although very young kids may be a little frightened by some creatures or slime or MILD suspense.
Most adults can tolerate this one just fine -- maybe even every October till the kids eventually tire of it.
4 stars for what it is (horror-ish with training wheels, but quite watchable).
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A surprisingly entertaining movie
Jeremy | New Jersey | 09/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I used to be a huge fan of R.L. Stine, but as I got older, I realized that his books were pretty stupid. When I heard about The Haunting Hour, I decided to give it a shot since it had a great cast. My expectations were low, but the movie proved to make for an exciting two hours. Emily Osment is a great actress and was able to play a very different character from her role on Hannah Montana. The rest of the cast were pretty good too, with the exception of the little brother and parents who I felt were a bit annoying. The plot isn't that different from a typical Goosebumps books, but the great characters, amazing soundtrack and snappy writing make it special.
Either R.L. Stine is really improving as a writer, or he wasn't involved in the movie that much. The only problem I really had was the last few minutes, which felt like a typical, stupid ending you'd find in Goosebumps. All that aside, this is a very interesting movie that even managed to creep me out a bit. Give us a Volume 2!"
Great Kids/Teen Flick
David Ehrman | Studio City, California USA | 11/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My kids and I were channel surfing this past Halloween week and came upon this movie. When my daughter, who is a huge Hannah Montana fan, saw Emily Osment was in the film she demanded we watch. My 14 year old son was not thrilled with the idea, but 15 minutes into the movie we were hooked- including myself! It spoke to an 11 year old a 14 year old and an adult. It's a great family flick- perfect for Halloween! I highly recommend this movie."
Great for Kids
Parker Chalmers | 11/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was great for my kids over Halloween weekend. They normally don't like scary movies, especially my youngest, but they were both thoroughly entertained and spooked. My youngest daughter asked me to buy the film 'so we could watch it every year'. I am glad to do so."