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Checking Out
Season 3, Episode 13
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Air date January 19, 2013
Written by Melody Fox
Directed by James Head
Episode Guide
"The Girl in the Painting"
Terrible Love"

"Checking Out" is the thirteenth episode of season 3 of R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series. It originally aired on January 19, 2013.


No amount of complaining will get Jeremy and Chelsea out of a family vacation with their parents, but when they stumble upon a hotel where the staff doesn't take kindly to children (to the point that they brainwash the parents into despising them and sacrifice the kids into a white void located inside the painting of the hotel's founder), the two must work together to stop their parents from being brainwashed.



  • Allison Hossack also appeared in the season 2 episode "The Hole."
  • Matthew Knight also appeared in the season 1 episode "Alien Candy."
  • Reg Tupper also appeared in the season 1 episode "My Sister the Witch."
  • While this episode is not a direct of adaption of anything, it has similarities to the short story "Are we there yet?" from The Haunting Hour. They both involve kids going on a road trip with their parents they do not want to be on, and they have a scary experience in a hotel that teaches them to not be so ungrateful. Although the kids in the story were still generally nice despite this and both stories go in wildly different directions.
  • Barclay Hope (Dad) previously played the dad in the Goosebumps episode Piano Lessons Can Be Murder.



R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour - "Checking Out"