Before The Haunting Hour was a television series, it saw audio-visual life as this TV movie starring Emily Osment, Brittany Curran, and horror icon Tobin Bell.
Outsider Cassie (Osment) is used to being overlooked—she prefers it—but when a rivalry with the most popular girl in school, Priscilla (Curran), puts her in a very unfavorable public light, our dark-minded heroine’s thoughts turn to revenge. That revenge is given a weapon in the form of a book called THE EVIL THING. While the contents seems like childish fun, the tome does come with a very specific warning: Do Not Read Aloud.
Like most rules, it gets broken quickly. But unlike most rules, breaking it leads to monstrous results.
Don’t Think About It touches on a lot of great stuff you can use in a Little Fears Nightmare Edition episode. It has sibling rivalry, a really sweet prank, a lovable lunk, oblivious parents, and all takes place in the week leading up to Halloween.
In the vein of RL Stine’s Goosebumps, Don’t Think About It is a nice bite of campy horror with a monster, mystical book, and a great twist ending. As inspiration for your own terror-filled tale, it’s hard to go wrong with Stine, and this film is no exception.