Nightmare Hour

Nightmare Hour is a 1999 horror collection by R.L. Stine. It is composed of 10 different short stories, ranging from "Pumpkinhead" to "The Ghostly Stare" and was a New York Times bestseller from the year 1999 to 2000.


  • Pumpkinhead
  • Alien Candy
  • Most Evil Sorcerer
  • Nightmare Inn
  • I'm Not Martin
  • The Black Mask
  • Afraid of Clowns
  • The Dead Body
  • Make Me A Witch
  • The Ghostly Stare


Nightmare Hour was on the New York Times bestseller list from 1999 to 2000 and was awarded the Disney Adventures Kids' Choice Award for Best Horror/Mystery Book.

Sofrina Hinton from Kidsreads said "with its lavish illustrations and clever, direct storytelling and themes that speak to every one of us, NIGHTMARE HOUR is a worthy read for horror fans of any age". Maria Dolan from Amazon commented that "these are tales you'll be too scared to put down". Molly S. Kinney from the Library Journal stated "it's guaranteed to produce goosebumps".




  • Make Me A Witch was the only story that wasn't made into an episode of The Haunting Hour.