The Info List - The Nightmare Room

--- Advertisement ---

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

Premise[edit] 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 door with 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 addition, Robert Englund
Robert Englund
(famously known as Freddy Krueger
Freddy Krueger
from the Nightmare on Elm Street
Nightmare on Elm Street
films) played as various roles. Actress Kaley Cuoco (later known for her roles in the shows 8 Simple Rules
8 Simple Rules
and The Big Bang Theory) also had a part in one of the episodes. The Nightmare Room is Kids' WB's only live-action show and aired on the short-lived Kids' WB
Kids' WB
variant of Toonami, making it the only live-action show to air on the strand. The show was produced by Parachute Entertainment, Tollin/Robbins Productions, and Warner Bros. Television. Book titles and summaries[edit]

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 shed. 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 family. 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 Indian spirit. 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 a werewolf. Scare School: Sam is haunted by an imp at his new school who preys on new students. Visitors: UFO
enthusiast Ben Shipley discovers that aliens are covertly invading Earth.

The Nightmare Room Thrillogy[edit]

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.

Opening narration[edit] At the beginning of each episode, R. L. Stine
R. L. Stine
gives an opening monologue of sorts — in a manner very similar to Rod Serling's iconic opening narration for The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
— that acts somewhat like a theme song for the series.

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
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
fame. Avery also did the closing narration for each episode. Episodes[edit]

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 Frankie Muniz
Frankie Muniz
and Kevin Meaney.

Releases[edit] On August 20, 2002, 8 episodes were released on 2 DVD
volumes. 5 episodes remain unreleased.

Name Release Date Episodes Region Additional Information

Camp Nowhere August 20, 2002 4 1

Episodes include:

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

Episodes include:

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[edit]

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

External links[edit]

The Nightmare Room on IMDb The Nightmare Room at TV.com The Nightmare Room at epguides.com

v t e

Kids' WB

General programming topics

List of programs Saturday-morning cartoon (preview specials) Weekday cartoon Modern animation in the United States Pillow Head Hour Toonami

Succeeding blocks

The CW4Kids / Toonzai
(programs) Vortexx

International versions


Asian cartoons and anime dubbed in English

Astro Boy (2004) Cardcaptor Sakura
Cardcaptor Sakura
(2000–01) Cubix: Robots for Everyone (2001–03) Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z
(2001) Eon Kid
Eon Kid
(2007–08) MegaMan NT Warrior (2003–05) Pokémon
(1999–2006) Sailor Moon (2001) Spider Riders
Spider Riders
(2006–07) Transformers: Cybertron (2005–06) Viewtiful Joe (2005–06) Yu-Gi-Oh!

Cookie Jar Group/DHX Media

Johnny Test
Johnny Test
(2005–08, Seasons 2-3) Magi-Nation (2007–08) Spider Riders
Spider Riders
(2006–07) Will and Dewitt (2007–08) World of Quest
World of Quest


X-Men: Evolution (2000–03) The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008)

Adelaide Productions/ Sony Pictures Television

Channel Umptee-3 (1997–98) Generation O!
Generation O!
(2000–01) Jackie Chan Adventures
Jackie Chan Adventures
(2000–05) Max Steel (2000–02) Men in Black: The Series (1997–2001) Phantom Investigators
Phantom Investigators
(2002) The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008)

Universal Animation Studios/ NBCUniversal Television Distribution

Earthworm Jim (1995–97) Invasion America
Invasion America
(1998) The Mummy (2001–03)

Warner Bros. Animation/ Warner Bros. Television

(1995–2000) Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island
Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island
(2005–06) Detention (1999–2001) Freakazoid!
(1995–2000) Histeria!
(1998–2001) Johnny Test
Johnny Test
(2005–08, Season 1) ¡Mucha Lucha!
¡Mucha Lucha!
(2002–05) The Nightmare Room (2001–02) Ozzy & Drix (2002–04) Pinky and the Brain
Pinky and the Brain
(1995–1998) Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain (1998–2000) Road Rovers (1996–2000) Tiny Toon Adventures
Tiny Toon Adventures
(1997–2000) Waynehead
(1996–2000) Xiaolin Showdown
Xiaolin Showdown

Based on DC Comics

Batman: The Animated Series (1992–95) Batman
Beyond (1999–2001) The New Batman
Adventures (1997–2000) The New Batman/Superman Adventures
The New Batman/Superman Adventures
(1997–2000) Static Shock
Static Shock
(2000–04) Superman: The Animated Series (1996–2000) The Zeta Project (2001–2002) Teen Titans (2003–05, 2007–08) The Batman
(2004–2008) Krypto the Superdog (2006–07) Legion of Super Heroes (2006–08)


The All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show Captain Planet (1997–2000) The New Scooby-Doo Movies The Scooby-Doo Show Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! (2006–08) Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Tom and Jerry Tales
Tom and Jerry Tales
(2006–08) What's New, Scooby-Doo?
What's New, Scooby-Doo?

Looney Tunes

Tiny Toon Adventures
Tiny Toon Adventures
(1997–2000) Bugs 'n' Daffy (1996–2000) The Cat&Birdy Warneroonie PinkyBrainy Big Cartoonie Show (1999–2000) The Daffy Duck Show (1996–2000) Loonatics Unleashed (2005–07) The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries (1995–2001) That's Warner Bros.! (1995–2000)

Cartoon Network/Studios

Codename: Kids Next Door (2004) Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
(2005) The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls

Misc. programs

Brats of the Lost Nebula (1998) Cubix: Robots for Everyone (2001–03) Da Boom Crew (2004–05) The Legend of Calamity Jane (1997) Monster Allergy (2006–07) Mummy Nanny (2001) Rescue Heroes: Global Response Team (2001–03) Skunk Fu!
Skunk Fu!


Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2000) Pokémon: The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon

v t e

R. L. Stine


Book series

Original series Give Yourself Goosebumps Series 2000 HorrorLand Most Wanted SlappyWorld

Individual books

The Haunted Mask

TV special

The Werewolf
of Fever Swamp A Night in Terror Tower One Day at HorrorLand Creepy Creatures


Tim Jacobus Film TV series


Audiobooks Video games Slappy the Dummy Scholastic

The Haunting Hour

The Haunting Hour: Chills in the Dead of Night Nightmare Hour The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It The Haunting Hour: The Series


Mostly Ghostly

Who Let the Ghosts
Out? Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? One Night in Doom House

Further bibliography

Point Horror The Babysitter Fear Street

book series The New Girl

Superstitious Nightmare Hour Dangerous Girls Rotten School Fear Red Rain Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary ("The Wrong Room" story)

Further filmography

Eureeka's Castle When Good Ghouls Go Bad The Nightmare Room Haunted Lighthouse Eye Candy Monsterville