R.L. Stine's Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Tween-friendly, ad-happy Halloween fright fest.

PG 2007 87 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 29 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Rated 12A (scary scenes, threat).

This title has:

Too much violence
age 2+

it’s literally fine, stop overprotecting your child

the movie isn’t award-winning, but it’s interesting enough to entertain you and your kids. whether you’re watching this to make fun of it, or you genuinely like the movie, i’d recommend it. there is little to no gore and no advertising. people keep saying how there is a papa johns part in this movie, and there is, but it’s no big deal. they just have a delivery boy get attacked, and it happens to be a papa johns guy. anyways, some characters are stereotypical and the story line is pretty basic, but it’s a fun movie to watch if you’re bored or you need to watch a cheesy “scary” movie in october (or july when you’re wishing for spooky season to come back). so yeah.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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