From the Creator of Goosebumps

My wife is a big fan of horror movies, and as a kid she used to enjoy R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series.  Stine built a reputation for himself as the children's literature version of Stephen King with a bunch of bestselling books, a popular television show, and tons of merchandising.  Now, Stine is back with a new anthology TV series called The Haunted Hour.  It bills itself as a Twilight Zone type program full of scares but minus the gore, so it should provide chills and thrills to delight the whole family.

The weekly show will air on the new network, The Hub.  A two-parter already aired right before Halloween, called "Really You," about a possessed doll.  Two new episodes will air on Christmas Day, "A Creature Was Stirring" and "The Dead Body."

A direct-to-DVD movie based on one of R. L. Stine's novels, The Haunted Hour: Don't Think About It, about a group of young people battling an evil force in a cursed book, was released in 2007.  The new television series will follow the format of the hugely successful Goosebumps show, based on his novels, which aired in the 1990s and became a pop culture hit.

Can Stine capture lightning in a bottle twice and entertain a whole new generation of fans with spooky tales?