R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It
Based on the writings of popular children's author R.L. Stine, this spooky, family-friendly tale follows a teenage girl named Cassie who struggles to fit in at her new school and lashes out by playing outrageous pranks on the cool kids.
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- Alex Zamm
- This movie is
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), English, FrenchClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that while this movie is from the same people who created the creepy, crawly series Goosebumps, it's more of an ad for products like Papa John's Pizza than anything else. Parents should also know that Cassie does some pretty antisocial things, like terrorizing her little brother with ghost stories, hiding in his closet to scare him, and filling a pinata with roaches so Priscilla will be covered in them -- all because she's angry that she had to move and Priscilla humiliated her. Parents should also know that the movie gets pretty scary at different points, especially when the kids attempt to kill The Evil Thing.
- Sexual Content
- Flirting between Sean and Priscilla and Cassie and Sean, but no kissing.
- Lots of creepy violence, including a slimy monster with babies encased in eggs on its back. The pizza delivery guy, Max, and Priscilla get captured by The Evil Thing and wrapped up in a cocoon. The babies almost eat Max. Max throws blood on The Evil Thing and it kills itself by biting itself to death.
- One use of "dang."
- Social Behavior
- Lots of jealousy and conniving among girls, including Priscilla threatening Sean and Cassie filling a piñata with roaches, which rain down on Priscilla. Cassie also intentionally terrorizes her brother with scary stories and pranks.
- With a coupon in the DVD box for a free Papa John Pizza and a Papa John delivery guy figuring prominently into the plot, they only forgot the scratch-and-sniff pizza stickers. You'll also find an Aquapod, an iPod, and the Berenstein Bears. There's also a video at the end for a song by star Emily Osment.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it