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The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It (2007)

Bullied by her peers, tired of her parents and bugged by her little brother, goth girl Cassie decides to get some harmless revenge by reading a scary book to her brother - summoning a monster in the process.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Osment ... Cassie Keller
Brittany Curran ... Priscilla Wright (as Brittany Elizabeth Curran)
Cody Linley ... Sean
Alex Winzenread Alex Winzenread ... Max Keller
Michelle Duffy ... Eileen Keller
Matt Angel ... First Guy (as Matthew Angel)
John Hawkinson ... Jack Keller
Tobin Bell ... The Stranger
Nigel Ash Nigel Ash ... Ralph
Colleen Dengel ... Tanya
Katelyn Pippy ... Erin
Colin Burnes Colin Burnes ... Student
Barbara Russell Barbara Russell ... Lunch Lady
John P. Hopkins John P. Hopkins ... Magician at Halloween Dance
Eric Johnson Eric Johnson ... First Student
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Storyline

Cassie's life changes when she moves and attends a high school ruled by the most beautiful girl in school, Priscilla, and her beautiful sidekicks. Priscilla immediately takes a dislike to Cassie, and soon it's a battle between the two. But when Priscilla goes missing, along with Cassie's younger brother, Max, Cassie must go on an adventure and search for them before it's too late... Written by A Fan

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for scary content and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It See more »

Filming Locations:

Camden, Maine, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first film to use the Universal Studios Family Productions logo, which is the same as the Universal Studios logo. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, when Max's mother comes in after he calls her, the sound of her opening the door is heard, but Max's door is already a ajar. See more »

Quotes

Max Keller: [referring to the fake wear-on claw hand that Cassie is wearing] That thing's not even real! It's made outta rubber!
Cassie: True, but the real one IS out there!
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Crazy Credits

The behind the scenes music video of Emily Osment's "I Don't Think About It" plays throughout the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

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October 31st
Written by Evan Olson
Performed by Evan Olson
Courtesy of LoveCat Music and Big Tiger Music
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kiddie horror
21 May 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Horror-obsessed Cassie Keller (Emily Osment) likes to scare his afraid little brother. She's the new student at Knoxville Jr High. She has a crush on Sean (Cody Linley). When she offers to help Sean on his Edgar Allan Poe book report, jealous Priscilla Wright (Brittany Curran) starts bullying her. Cassie buys a book "The Evil Thing" at a mysterious Halloween store from a mystery man (Tobin Bell). Priscilla wins Pumpkin Queen at the Halloween dance and Cassie plays a prank on her. Priscilla returns the favor on Halloween night. Cassie reads the book to her little brother despite the warning "Do Not Read Aloud" bringing forth something evil.

R.L. Stine is a widely liked kiddie horror series. It's usually similar to adult horrors without the grotesque or sexuality and at a lower horror level. This one is perfectly fine but the monsters look really cheesy. Emily Osment is able to walk the line between victim and pouty teen. It really needs to work on the creature effects. Actually, I would like mature horrors with children as protagonists. This could be that kind of horror if it's scarier with more grotesque realistic creatures.


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