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Argh V
Season 4, Episode 7
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Air date November 8, 2014
Written by Jack Monaco
Directed by Allan Harmon
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Argh V is the seventh episode of the fourth season of R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour.


Samantha's irresponsible parents buy an RV and are planning a road trip, and Samantha soon discovers that the RV is haunted by a family who died in the year 1999.


A teenage girl named Samantha Covington studies for a trigonometry test when her free-spirited parents pull up to their house in a massive RV they bought. Sam's parents talk about living life on the road, but Sam is less than thrilled about the idea.

Sam later discovers unusual things about the RV such as having a vision of a man panicking in the driver's seat, hearing the sound of children's laughter and telling her to "take a trip". At one point, she is pinned underneath the RV after it moves on its own with no driver in it.

When Sam and her friend Tully check out the RV, they discover a map belonging to a family of four called the Applebaums. They learn that the Applebaums died in the RV while taking in a trip to the Southwest in 1999. In order to protect her parents from getting killed in a brutal vehicle accident, Sam steals the RV and takes it to a junkyard, but when she comes home, the RV is waiting for her.

The next day, Sam's parents decide to take a trip in the RV and Sam reluctantly decides to join them. During the ride, Mr. Covington stops looking at the road to look at the map and they hear and see the sounds and lights of an incoming truck, but Sam and her parents are okay.

As they drive, they pick up a family who introduces themselves as the Applebaums which rattles Sam, but her mother thinks it's a coincidence. As the Applebaums get in the RV, everything appears to be okay, until Sam sees the Applebaum children as pale-skinned corpses asking her to take a trip.

When Sam turns around, she sees Mr. and Mrs. Applebaum as pale-skinned corpses too. She notices her parents talking in a slow, zombie-like monotone, and corpse-like tone about how excited they are for their trip, revealing that Sam and her parents had been dead all along.

Sam comes to the realization that she and her parents were killed in the truck accident earlier and they are doomed to wander the highway in the haunted vehicle forever. Sam is shown crying and sobbing as the RV drives off into the fog, taking them to the afterlife.



  • This is the only episode to be directed by Allan Harmon. He was nominated for a Leo Award for this episode.