The Nightmare Room is an American children's anthology horror series that aired on Kids' WB. The series was based on the short-lived book series The Nightmare Room children's books created by Goosebumps author, R.L. Stine. The Nightmare Room originally aired from August 31, 2001, to March 16, 2002, in the United States, and was rated "TV-Y7 FV" under the TV Parental Guidelines system. Reruns of the series aired on Chiller on January 7, 2013.
1 Premise 2 Book titles and summaries
2.1 The Nightmare Room Thrillogy
3 Opening narration 4 Episodes 5 Releases 6 Awards and nominations 7 External links
The Nightmare Room is based on fears that children have, such as
ghosts and monsters, which normally ended with comments by the
narrator whose final words always were "the nightmare room", then a
The Nightmare Room logo appeared, closing. In many
instances, the series resembled the television series The Twilight
Zone with teens taking the role as the main characters, many of whom
portrayed the characters were popular actors, including Amanda Bynes,
Frankie Muniz, Tania Raymonde, Justin Berfield, Drake Bell, Brenda
Song, Shia LaBeouf, A.J. Trauth and Dylan and Cole Sprouse. In
Don't Forget Me: Danielle Warner and her brother, Peter, move into a
house where the basement is haunted by the ghosts of children who have
been forgotten by their friends and families — and lure living
children in by making their friends and families forget about them.
Locker 13: Superstitious Luke Green gets assigned Locker #13 on his
first day of school and tries to quell the bad luck that goes along
with it by finding a good-luck charm. But the good-luck charm has a
twisted secret of its own.
My Name is Evil: A carnival fortuneteller accuses Maggie of being
evil. Maggie brushes it off as a joke — until accidents occur in
school and all signs point to Maggie as a suspect.
Liar, Liar: Years of lying suddenly catch up with Ross when he finds
himself in a parallel world where an evil twin tells him that he will
die in two days.
Dear Diary, I'm Dead: Alex Smith discovers a diary in his room that
predicts the future, including his death.
They Call Me Creature: Laura must find out why the animals she cares
for are attacking her and what her father is doing in the backyard
The Howler: Self-proclaimed electronics geek Spencer Turner buys a
machine called "The Howler" that lets humans communicate with the
dead...and summons a ghost family who want to kill his friends and
Shadow Girl: A bored girl named Selena discovers that she is really a
superheroine named Shadow Girl, and, like all superheroes, has an
arch-enemy who wants her dead.
Camp Nowhere: At summer camp, Russell rows over Forbidden Falls —
and finds himself in a summer camp haunted by the ghost of an evil
Full Moon Halloween: It's a frightful Halloween night as a teacher
gets four of his students and try to discover that one of them may be
Scare School: Sam is haunted by an imp at his new school who preys on
The Nightmare Room Thrillogy
Fear Games: Twelve kids with special abilities have been selected to take part in a reality show called Life Games, set on an island haunted by a psychotic witch. What Scares You the Most?: April (one of the contestants) is stranded on the island and must fight her biggest fears in order to escape. No Survivors: After her escape in What Scares You the Most?, April must return to the haunted island in order to rid it of the witch's spirits.
At the beginning of each episode,
R. L. Stine
When the lights fade and the moon rises, anything can happen. The world becomes a carnival of shocks and chills. A whirling merry-go-round that never stops, spinning faster and faster, taking you on a frightening ride. I'm R. L. Stine, don't fall asleep... or you might find yourself in The Nightmare Room. — R. L. Stine
Despite the claim of being R. L. Stine, the narration was provided by
James Avery of
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
1 "Don't Forget Me" David Jackson Story by: R. L. Stine Teleplay by: Paul Bernbaum August 31, 2001 (2001-08-31) 001
Danielle Warner (Amanda Bynes) along with her brother, Peter Warner, and the rest of her family, have just moved into a new house where the basement is haunted by the ghosts of children who have been forgotten by their friends and families — and lure living children in by making their friends and families forget about them.
2 "Scareful What You Wish For" Anson Williams Naomi Janzen August 31, 2001 (2001-08-31) 002
While packing away all of the toys from his childhood days before his 14th birthday, Dylan Pierce (Shia LaBeouf) is haunted by a strange little boy (played alternately by Dylan and Cole Sprouse) who turns out to be Dylan's favorite childhood doll come to life thanks to a birthday entertainer's seemingly fake spell — and not willing to let his human friend go. Also starring Tania Raymonde, Marcus T. Paulk and Betsy Randle.
3 "The Howler" Steve Dubin Story by: R. L. Stine Teleplay by: Scott Murphy September 29, 2001 (2001-09-29) 003
Three kids (Cara DeLizia, Jeremy Ray Valdez, Jermaine Williams) find a strange machine called "The Howler" that lets them communicate with ghosts, but the ghosts that come out need three human bodies to possess.
4 "Tangled Web" Ron Oliver Paul Bernbaum October 6, 2001 (2001-10-06) 004
An incorrigible liar named Josh (Justin Berfield) suddenly finds all his tall tales are coming true after his substitute teacher tells him he believes everything he says. Also starring Steve "Sting" Borden and Naturi Naughton.
5 "Fear Games" Ron Oliver Story by: R. L. Stine Teleplay by: Paul Bernbaum October 13, 2001 (2001-10-13) 005
Five teenagers on a Survivor-esque reality game show must compete in island challenges — and fight a psychotic witch who haunts the island. Starring Lindsay Felton, Eric "Ty" Hodges II and Roger Lodge. Note: Based on the first book of The Nightmare Room Thrillogy called "Fear Games".
6 "School Spirit" Rich Correll Scott Murphy October 20, 2001 (2001-10-20) 006
A group of students serving detention must help the ghost of a teacher whose contributions are being buried and forgotten. Starring Madeline Zima, George O. Gore II, Keiko Agena, Jeffrey Licon, Jenny Gago and James Karen.
7 "Full Moon Halloween" Rich Correll Story by: R. L. Stine Teleplay by: Naomi Janzen October 27, 2001 (2001-10-27) 007
A group of teenagers grow suspicious of one another when a werewolf is heard to be on the loose in their town. Also starring Michael Galeota.
8 "Four Eyes" Michael B. Negrin & Brian Robbins Scott Murphy December 1, 2001 (2001-12-01) 008
In this homage to the cult horror satire, They Live, a boy's new glasses gives him the power to see aliens secretly living among humans and ready to take over the world. Starring Josh Zuckerman, Lynsey Bartilson and John C. McGinley.
9 "Locker 13" Ron Oliver Story by: R. L. Stine Teleplay by: Richard H. Rossner December 8, 2001 (2001-12-08) 009
A superstitious boy is terrified of the consequences when his school assigns him Locker #13, a locker rumored to give the owner eternal bad luck. Starring Brandon Gilberstadt, Boris Cabrera, Mary Stein, Ken Foree and Angus Scrimm.
10 "Dear Diary, I'm Dead" Steve Dubin Story by: R. L. Stine Teleplay by: Paul Bernbaum February 2, 2002 (2002-02-02) 010
Alex (Drake Bell) discovers a diary that predicts the future — including his death. Also starring A.J. Trauth and Brenda Song.
11 "My Name is Evil" Anson Williams Story by: R. L. Stine Teleplay by: Lee Goldberg & William Rabkin February 23, 2002 (2002-02-23) 011
A boy's encounter with a carnival fortune teller leads to a chain of disasters that may or may not be turning him evil. Starring Shan Elliot, Kaley Cuoco, Melody Johnson and Beth Broderick.
12 "Camp Nowhere (Part 1)" James Marshall Story by: R. L. Stine Teleplay by: Paul Bernbaum March 9, 2002 (2002-03-09) 012
A group of kids at summer camp find themselves in another camp that's been suspended in time thanks to an Indian spirit. Starring Allison Mack, Sam Jones III, Dan Byrd, and Danielle Fishel.
13 "Camp Nowhere (Part 2)" James Marshall Story by: R. L. Stine Teleplay by: Paul Bernbaum March 16, 2002 (2002-03-16) 013
The group of kids from the previous episode must contend with Indian
spirits that have captured the kids of Camp Hawkwood. Also starring
On August 20, 2002, 8 episodes were released on 2
Name Release Date Episodes Region Additional Information
Camp Nowhere August 20, 2002 4 1
Camp Nowhere, Pts. 1 & 2, Don't Forget Me, Full Moon Halloween.
Bonus Features include:
The Nightmare Is Yours: Shrink or Swim, Do You Dare?, The Nightmare Files, Trailers.
Scareful What You Wish For August 20, 2002 4 1
My Name Is Evil, Scareful What You Wish For, Tangled Web, Fear Games.
Bonus Features include:
The Nightmare Is Yours: Haunted Cave, Do You Dare?, The Nightmare Files, Trailers.
Awards and nominations
Year Award Result Category Recipient
2002 Emmy Award Nominated Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing Michael C. Gutierrez, James L. Pearson, Tony Torretto, Susan Welsh, and Debby Ruby-Winsberg
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