R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour
|R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series|
|Created by||R.L. Stine|
|Theme music composer||John Sereda
Paul Michael Thomas
|Country of origin||Canada
|No. of episodes||(List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Dan Angel
|Location(s)||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Running time||25 minutes|
|Production company(s)||The Hatchery
Front Street Pictures
|Distributor||Embolden Worldwide Distribution|
|Original channel||Hub Network (2010-2014)
Discovery Family (2014-present)
|Original airing||October 29, 2010- present|
R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour is a Canadian/American original anthology horror-fantasy series, with episodes each half an hour long. The new show was produced by Front Street Pictures, The Hatchery, Incendo Films and Endemol, and premiered on Hub Network, which overtook Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010. The show had a sneak peek premiere on October 29, 2010 and returned on December 25, 2010 with two Christmas specials, after which the show is now on weekly. The series is based on the 2007 movie The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It, and the books The Haunting Hour, Nightmare Hour and Fear Street anthology by R.L. Stine.
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.
Season four premiered on October 4, 2014.
Prior to the broadcast of the series, series creator, R.L. Stine reported via Twitter saying The Haunting Hour was similar to his previous series Goosebumps. The series is filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Like the TV series Goosebumps and The Nightmare Room, every episode features a different cast in a scary situation that would involve witches, ghosts, aliens, and other monsters. However, the storylines are much darker than its aforementioned predecessor and some episodes serve as very dark morality tales. 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.
Each episode has a famous actor in it either if they are children or adults. These guest stars consist of Robert Capron, Bobby Coleman, Mason Cook, David DeLuise, Sean Giambrone, Zachary Gordon, Dakota Goyo, Michael Ironside, Liam James, Frankie Jonas, Tom Kenny, Margot Kidder, Joey King, Christopher Lloyd, Bailee Madison, Vincent Martella, Katherine McNamara, Dylan Minnette, Chanelle Peloso, Madison Pettis, Rico Rodriguez, Kacey Rohl, Debby Ryan, Will Shadley, Willow Shields, Booboo Stewart, Gregg Sulkin, and Ariel Winter.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD releases|
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||22||October 29, 2010||May 14, 2011||September 4, 2012 (Volumes 1 & 2)
February 5, 2013 (Volumes 3 & 4)
|2||18||October 1, 2011||February 4, 2012||September 3, 2013 (Volumes 5 & 6)
|3||26||October 13, 2012||December 21, 2013||TBA|
|4||TBA||October 4, 2014||TBA||TBA|
|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||
Made of Matches
|"Made of Matches"|
"Made of Matches" cover
|Promotional single by Debby Ryan|
|Released||March 29, 2011|
"Made of Matches" is a song by American actress/singer/songwriter Debby Ryan. It was released as a digital download on March 29, 2011, as a promotional single by The Hatchery label. The song was written by Debby Ryan and played on the episode Wrong Number, but not being included on any studio album or soundtrack.
Composition and release
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. The song was written and produced by Ryan. The song was release for digital download in March 29, 2011, as a promotional single only in United States by The Hatchery label.
In an interview with Cambio, Debby 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". In other interview, Ryan commented about putting the heart in his songs: "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."
- US digital download
- "Made of Matches" – 1:53
|United States||March 29, 2011||Digital download||The Hatchery|
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