|The Haunting Hour: The Series|
|Theme music composer||John Sereda|
Paul Michael Thomas
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||76 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Dan Angel|
|Production locations||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Production companies||The Hatchery|
Front Street Pictures
|Original network||Hub Network (2010–2014)|
Discovery Family (2014)
|Original release||October 29, 2010 –|
November 29, 2014
R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series is a Canadian-American original anthology horror-fantasy television series which is based on the 2007 movie R.L Stine's The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It and the anthologies The Haunting Hour and Nightmare Hour by R.L. Stine, that originally aired on The Hub Network from October 29, 2010 to October 11, 2014. The only story taken from The Haunting Hour anthology was My Imaginary Friend, and the only story unused from The Nightmare Hour was Make Me a Witch. The fourth season's seven remaining episodes ran on Discovery Family from October 18, 2014 to November 29, 2014. The series was produced by Front Street Pictures, The Hatchery, Incendo Films, and Endemol.
On July 9, 2012, it was announced that R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour was one of four original series from The Hub that won the CINE Golden Eagle Award for high quality production and storytelling.
On December 8, 2014, it was confirmed by Stine via Twitter that Discovery Family cancelled the show after its run of four seasons.
Prior to the broadcast of the series, series creator R. L. Stine reported via Twitter saying The Haunting Hour: The Series was similar to his previous series Goosebumps. The series was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Like Goosebumps, every episode features a different cast in a scary situation that would involve ghosts, aliens, witches, zombies, and monsters. However, the storylines are much darker than its aforementioned predecessor and some episodes serve as very dark morality tales. Unlike the Goosebumps series, the threat of death is not implied, being both clear and permanent. In addition, death in the show is not limited to antagonists and minor characters with some stories even ending with the main protagonist(s) being killed. However, there are some episodes that have happy endings similar to most of the episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark? which had this formula.
Main article: List of The Haunting Hour: The Series episodes
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||22||October 29, 2010||May 14, 2011|
|2||18||October 1, 2011||February 4, 2012|
|3||26||October 13, 2012||December 21, 2013|
|4||10||October 4, 2014||November 29, 2014|
|Name||Release Date||Episodes||Region||Additional Information|
|Volume One||September 4, 2012||5||1||
|Volume Two||September 4, 2012||5||1||
|Volume Three||February 5, 2013||5||1||
|Volume Four||February 5, 2013||5||1||
|Volume Five||September 3, 2013||5||1||
|Volume Six||September 3, 2013||5||1||
|2012||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 14-17||Ricardo Hoyos||Nominated|||
|Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 11-13||Baljodh Nagra||Won|
|Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress 11-13||Ava Rebecca Hughes||Nominated|
|2013||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 14-21||Donnie MacNeil||Nominated|||
|Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress Ten and Under||Alissa Skobye||Nominated|
|2013||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Costume Design/Styling||Farnaz Khaki-Sadigh and Natalie Simon||Won|||
|Outstanding Hairstyling||Trudy Parisien and Cara Doell||Won|
|Outstanding Children's Series||Dan Angel, Billy Brown, Harvey Kahn, Kim Arnott, Jane Stine, Joan Waricha, Charles Lyall and Dawn Knight||Won|
|2014||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress 17-21||Laine MacNeil||Nominated|||
|Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress 11-13||Rowan Rycroft||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress 10 and Under||Jena Skodje||Won|
|2014||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Children's Series||Dan Angel, Kim Arnott, Billy Brown, Harvey Kahn, Dawn Knight, Jane Stine, Joan Waricha, Charles Lyall and Oliver De Caigny||Won|||
|2015||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Children's Series||Dan Angel, Kim Arnott, Billy Brown, Harvey Kahn, Dawn Knight, Mandy Spencer-Phillips, Ted Biaselli, Allen Lewis, Margaret Loesch, Juliet Smith, Jane Stine, Joan Waricha, and Marnie Young||Won|||
|Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design||Teresa Weston, Michael Corrado and Josh Plaw||Won|
|Outstanding Performer in a Children's or Pre-School Children's Series||Margot Kidder as Mrs. Worthington||Won|
|"Made Of Matches"|
|Promotional single by Debby Ryan|
|Released||March 29, 2011|
"Made Of Matches" is a song performed, written and produced by American actress, singer and songwriter Debby Ryan. It was released as a digital download on March 29, 2011, as a promotional single in the United States by The Hatchery label. The song is featured in the episode "Wrong Number" that Ryan also appears in. It was not included on any studio album or soundtrack.
A midtempo pop rock song, "Made of Matches" exhibits elements of alternative rock and pop. Built on a beat, multi-tracked harmonies, the song's instrumentation includes slow-bouncing electric guitar and drums.
In an interview with Cambio, Ryan commented about writing a song for the first time "It's very much my heart. 'Made of Matches' was kind of the first time I've really expressed myself through Music personally". On April 6, 2011, Ryan commented on Twitter that "Writing has always been a release for me, and lately I've fallen in love with the music production. Knitting together my stories and feelings."
The official music video for the song premiered on The Hub on February 4, 2011. The video was directed by Neill Fearnley with scenes from the episode "Wrong Number."