Lights Out
Season 1, Episode 19
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Air date April 23, 2011
Written by Melody Fox
Directed by Neill Fearnley
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Lights Out is the nineteenth episode of R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series.

Summary

Three kids become ghost hunters. Their first site: an abandoned mental hospital said to be haunted by an evil surgeon who punished his patients with late-night operations.

Plot

After watching a TV show about Ghost Hunters that looked unreal, Teddy wants to prove that ghosts do not exist, so he, his sister Haley, and his friend Sean go to a supposedly haunted asylum with a video camera to film everything that happens.

It is soon revealed that everyone inside died in a fire and that anyone who was caught after "Lights Out" would be operated on by the asylum's evil doctor, Dr. Sturgess. The ghosts, patients of the asylum, try to protect them by locking them in a room minutes before Lights Out but they misunderstand the attempt, believing that the ghosts were trying to hurt them.

They escape and Teddy gets caught by the ghost of Dr. Sturgess. He is operated on by the ghost. Haley and Sean find Teddy rocking back and forth in a room. He is so traumatized by his ghostly operation that all he can do is mutter "Lights Out" over and over.

Though all this has been captured on camera and posted on the internet, kids who watched the video believe it is fake (even though it wasn't) and decide to investigate themselves.

Cast

Trivia

  • The plot of this episode seems inspired by the horror film Grave Encounters.
  • Neil Fearnly was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for this episode, as well as a Leo Award.

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