87 Min | Fantasy – Horror – Thriller | October 2007
IMDB Rating: 6.1
Director: Alex Zamm
Starring: Emily Osment, Brittany Curran, Cody Linley
The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It Review: This movie is so very suited for Halloween, especially if you are a kid, teenager or if you got a family with kids. The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About is just the right amount of scary and thrilling to be great for family entertainment for the most spooky of Halloween eves. From the creator of Goosebumps, R. L. Stine, comes the thrilling tale of 13-year old Cassie who is stuck with her younger brother Max on Halloween. Being fed up with her brother and his mishaps, Cassie decides to tell him a scary story from a book that she acquired from a very odd Halloween store. Being spooked out of his mind, Max’s imagination runs rampart, but the Evil Thing is not only a thing of his imagination.
The acting in “The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It” was really great, and the actors/actresses really brought the story to life on the screen. Emily Osment (playing Cassie) really carried the movie. Now, not being overly familiar with Hannah Montana, then I had no pre-assumed view of her roles. So, she was doing a great job in The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About particular family movie. “The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It” tells a really good story that will keep the entire family entertained from start till end. The creature in the movie was great as well. Of course, it wasn’t super CGI effects like in those blockbuster Hollywood movies, but still, the creature looked nice and was nicely made. It worked well enough for this kind of family movie.
However, once the switch-over occurs, it’s a lot more enjoyable with a creepy legend at the center of the film, a fantastic creature that looks fantastic and has a lot of realism to it, a couple of decent shocks and an overall sense of fun that arrives from the whole affair. However, due to the teen appearance and all of the focus surrounding them, it doesn’t have the air of danger it really should since nothing’s going to get too frightening or dangerous for them and it won’t really wallow in the usual trappings the genre normally dishes out, which might make for a strained viewing but it’s still not all that bad of a film. I am sure that The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About will go well with most viewers, especially young teens and families. If you got 1 hour and 23 minutes to spare on Halloween, then “The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It” is well worth watching, be it alone or with your family.