Monday, July 24, 2017
I recently began watching a series on Netflix called "R.L. Stine's Haunting Hour."
This TV series features creepy stories that remind me of Night Gallery or the old Twilight Zone series.
In Haunting Hour, every episode features a different cast in a scary situation that would involve ghosts, aliens, witches, zombies and monsters. The story lines are dark and some serve as morality tales.
My 12-year-old granddaughter is the one who led me to the stories. She was impressed by an episode called "Really You" about a life-sized doll who wants to possess the little girl who owns it. Yes, total creep-fest!
These are the kinds of stories you might tell at night around a camp fire.
As for structure, the stories are beautifully paced and suspense is high. I like that you can't predict the outcome. Not every story has a happy ending.