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Stage Fright
Season 2, Episode 15
2x15
Air date January 14, 2012
Written by Erik Patterson & Jessica Scott
Directed by Peter DeLuise
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"Stage Fright" is the fifteenth episode of the second season of R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series. It first aired on January 14, 2012.

Summary

It's the opening night for the high school production "Hansel and Gretel: The Musical!" and the school drama club find out that the play may be cursed.

Plot

A high school drama club is doing a play on Hansel and Gretel. They are practicing when it comes to the witches cue. The witch is late for the third time, claiming that she was still doing yoga. The tree said this would have never happened if she was still the witch. She claimed she broke her leg because she was pushed while looking at Gretel. This is suggesting that Gretel broke her leg so she couldn't be the witch.

They are talking about strange things keep happening when one girl tells the cast that all over at 5 schools there are "cursed plays" whenever Hansel and Gretel are performed. At one school the actor playing Hansel got beheaded/decapitated. The rest of the cast laughs and says that it's all superstition. The boy that plays Hansel says "Bring it on witch!”

After he says this a light on the ceiling bursts sparks. One stagehand looks for the drama teacher, but can't find her. As she tries getting something from a vending machine, an unseen figure attacks her. The next night is opening night. The other stagehand is stressed over the other's disappearance, but the show goes on. The play starts off well. However, when the stepfather actor goes backstage for a prop, he is attacked, knocked out and dragged away by an unseen figure. At this point, everything falls apart.

The thespians improvise, badly. The stepmother actress storms off to backstage. The unseen villain grabs her and she goes through what happened with the stepfather. Whilst this is happening, the stagehand says to skip to the gingerbread scene (due to the trees fooling around). She goes to tell Gina, so she knows when to come on stage, but finds a trail of crumbs. She follows it and discovers the three who were attacked, all bound and gagged. She comes under the impression that the drama teacher is a witch (due to all the treats that she brought).

Meanwhile, Gina is doing yoga and the unseen villain decides to show her some real acting. As the scene unfolds the drama teacher takes Gina's place. The stagehand tells Hansel and Gretel that she is a witch and the two of them throw her in the oven. However, the real witch from the story appears and brings the curtain down. After some hand motions it rises up, everyone who worked on the play are shown to be tied up and everyone has an apple in their mouth. Hansel and Gretel are forced to sing (after the witch took away the apples in their mouths). After the song ends the curtain goes down and the audiences applauds.

The witch reveals that she cursed the play because her story wasn't being told right. As she locks the doors she says that she didn't eat Hansel and Gretel at all, she only ate their parents. The lights go off and the screams of the audience are heard as the screen fades to black.

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