Halloween is on the way!  Time for some spookiness!  We were sent R.L. Stine’s, The Haunting Hour: The Series Volume 1 and 2.  It’s been a long time since I have watched something by R.L. Stine and honestly I was a bit nervous about letting Emma watch.  I wasn’t sure how scary it would be and honestly…this mama doesn’t like to share her bed anymore.

When we started watching I started remembering the R.L. Stine shows I had watched with Morgan when she was little.  I remembered how they were spooky and fun and never truly scary!

Emma and all the girls loved them!  We had a great time watching several episodes together.  We made a night of it with pillows and blankets on the floor and a lot of cuddling, we even had Molly in on it.

Out of the episodes we watched so far, the family favorite was about a doll that was created to look like a little girl that it was made for.  I do not want to give away too much, but let’s just say the little girl was not so nice and the doll used it to her advantage in taking over the girls life.  There were lessons to be learned!

I think these are really fun for adding a bit of spookiness to your family time this fall!

This Fall, get ready for a hauntingly good time with the acclaimed television anthology series based on and inspired by the master of children’s horror, R.L. Stine. On September 4, 2012, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with The Hub TV Network, will unleash the highly anticipated R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series – Volume 1 and Volume 2 on home entertainment shelves nationwide, just in time to jump-start this year’s Halloween season!  R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series – Volume 1 DVD boasts the first five spine-tingling episodes from the first season and special bonus content. More thrills and goose bumps continue in Volume 2 DVD with five more ghoulish episodes and new bonus features.

Delivering suspense, nervous giggles and captivating spooky family adventures, R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series – Volume 1 and Volume 2 DVDs feature some of young Hollywood’s biggest names as guest stars, including Bailee Madison (Brothers, Just Go With It), Connor Price (The Dead Zone, Will & Dewitt) and Grayson Russell (Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules) to help coax you into keeping the nightlight burning bright. A must-have for loyal fans of the author, kids, and collectors, each DVD title is priced to own separately at the suggested retail price of $14.97. 

“R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series” currently airs on Saturdays at 5 and 5:30 p.m. (ET) on The Hub TV Network, a television destination for kids and their families. The popular children’s anthology series recently received seven 2012 Daytime Emmy® Award nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Families everywhere will be won over with the charming chiller, as the series is the winner of the Parents’ Choice Award in Television programming for April 2012, proving that moms and dads everywhere are giving their seal of approval for Stine’s latest work. People everywhere love to be frightened, and this series brings the opportunity for families to come together to enjoy the bumps in the night that only R.L. Stine can deliver! 

“R.L. Stine’s The Haunting: The Series” is produced for The Hub TV Network by The Hatchery, LLC., in association with Front Street Productions. The series is executive produced by Dan Angel, Billy Brown, Harvey Kahn and Kim Arnott.

Setting the gold standard for contemporary horror for kids, world-renowned children’s author R.L. Stine has penned hundreds of horror stories and sold over 400 million books worldwide.  Stine is the recipient of a Children’s Choice Award, and holds the Guinness Book of World records for #1 best-selling children’s book author for three years running.

R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series – Volume 1 DVD


  • Really You – Part 1
  • Really You – Part 2
  • The Dead Body
  • A Creature Was Stirring
  • Nightmare Inn

DVD Bonus Content:

  • Original Promos
  • Behind The Screams of select episodes

R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series – Volume 2 DVD


  • The Red Dress
  • Ghostly Stare
  • The Walls
  • Game Over
  • Alien Candy

DVD Bonus Content:

  • Original Promos
  • Behind the Screams of select episodes

About The Hub

THE HUB is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro, Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) with a goal of entertaining, enlightening, empowering and educating children and their families.  The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of award-winning children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide.  The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies.  The network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at www.hubworld.com.  The Hub rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and reaches more than 64 million U.S. households.  The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC.  All rights reserved.

About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records and HighTone Records. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com

I was sent copies of the DVD’s mentioned above.  All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.

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Brandy is the wife to a carpenter/musician and the mother of 3 amazingly awesome homeschool/unschooled girls. Brandy is a Photographer as well as a Coach for the Weebellion as part of Rolling Rebellion Jr. Roller Derby. Brandy is passionate about many things and suffers from a very painful and degenerative neurological disease called CRPS/RSD.

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  1. Great review I adore RL Stine! Years ago I worked in a classroom with BD kids and finding something they liked to do book reports on was always a chore. RL Stine was always the number 1 pick and I didnt mind reading them to write questions :)

    These look pretty good!

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