Tomorrow night, R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour returns for its third season. The Goosebumps-like anthology horror series will kick off on Saturday with a two-part installment that has Christopher Lloyd playing a Grampire. Spoiler alert: That's a grandpa vampire. Grab the kids and gather around the TV before it gets dark and see how two kids and their grandpa take on the bloodthirsty residents of a retirement home!
As you can imagine, "Grampires" aims for funny-scary in tone. The two-part episode features two kids who visit their grandfather in a retirement community and soon learn that, not only is Grandpa (Christopher Lloyd) a vampire, but he's living in a neighborhood full of them, and a lot of them seem to prefer a human diet. Hub issues a warning before the episode that this programming is a bit scary and probably best for kids ages 7 and up. They also advise watching as a family. That might be a good idea, for those parents who want to be around to assure their kids that most, if not all elderly people aren't actually vampires.
Here's a clip (via BuzzFeed) which should give you a better idea of the scare-factor here:
So, yeah, it's a little creepy. Kind of reminds me a bit of that movie Witches starring Anjelica Huston, only that was probably scarier than The Haunting Hours' "Grampires." Kids might find it funny or scary (or both), and adults will likely appreciate seeing Christopher Lloyd in fangs.
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour premieres tomorrow night, Saturday, 10/13 at 6:00 p.m. ET (3:00 p.m. PT) on Hub.
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