Parents' Guide to

R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

More thrills and goosebumps for tough-skinned tweens.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 7+

Family friendly and spooky

I watched it with my 8 year old stepson. No bad language, sexual innuendos or violence. Scary enough for him to enjoy but mild enough to not give him nightmares. We had a lot of fun watching it together.
age 8+
This Show is not 13+, I say this show is 8+ because there is nothing sexual in this show nothing bad,This show is actually sending positive information,the stories have a lesson in them so you can really think about what your doing.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19):
Kids say (76):

This latest project from R.L. Stine offers similar spine-tingling suspense and truly creepy characters. Stine is well known for his frightful book series, Goosebumps, which was adapted for a similarly spooky TV show in the 1990s. This series is a good break-in show for tweens and teens who can handle a bit of fright, but aren't quite ready for the true horror flicks, but even though it's light on typical hot spots for this age group like sex, language, and violence, it can still induce some jitters in sensitive viewers.

What's more,The Haunting Hour's characters and stories change with every episode, so just because your tween can handle the content of one story, it doesn't mean that the next one won't touch on a particularly sensitive nerve for him or her. The bottom line? Just know your kids' limits, and if the line between fantasy and reality is still a little blurry for them, then skip this one altogether.

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