Nightmare Hour

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Nightmare Hour
Nightmare Hour.jpg
AuthorR. L. Stine
CountryUnited States
GenreHorror fiction, Children's literature
PublishedAugust 1999 HarperCollins
Media typePrint (Paperback and Hardcover)

Nightmare Hour is a 1999 horror collection by R. L. Stine. It is composed of 10 different short stories, ranging from "Pumpkinhead" to "The Ghostly Stare" and was a New York Times bestseller from the year 1999 to 2000.[1] All but Make Me A Witch were made into episodes of R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour TV series. However it is similar to the Intruders episode.


  • Pumpkinhead
  • Alien Candy
  • Most Evil Sorcerer
  • Nightmare Inn
  • I'm Not Martin
  • The Black Mask
  • Afraid of Clowns
  • The Dead Body
  • Make Me A Witch
  • The Ghostly Stare


Nightmare Hour was on the New York Times bestseller list from 1999 to 2000[1] and was awarded the Disney Adventures Kids' Choice Award for Best Horror/Mystery Book.[2]

Sofrina Hinton from Kidsreads said "with its lavish illustrations and clever, direct storytelling and themes that speak to every one of us, NIGHTMARE HOUR is a worthy read for horror fans of any age".[3] Maria Dolan from Amazon commented that "these are tales you'll be too scared to put down".[4] Molly S. Kinney from the Library Journal stated "it's guaranteed to produce goosebumps".[4]


  1. ^ a b (March 22, 2004.) "The Hatchery to Produce R.L. Stine Presents, DVD Series of Original Family Thriller Movies Based on Best-Selling Books Nightmare Hour, The Haunting Hour.". Goliath. Retrieved on December 5, 2010.
  2. ^ Marcovitz, Hal. "R.L. Stine". Chelsea House Publishers, 2006. Retrieved on December 5, 2010.
  3. ^ Hinton, Sofrina. "NIGHTMARE HOUR". Kidsreads. Retrieved on December 5, 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Nightmare Hour: Time for Terror". Amazon. Retrieved on December 5, 2010.

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