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My Old House
Season 4, Episode 3
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Air date October 11, 2014
Written by Natalie Lapointe & Greg Yolen
Directed by Neill Fearnly
Episode Guide
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"My Old House" is the third episode of the fourth season of R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour. The episode aired on October 11, 2014.


Alice and her family are moving to a new house, but Alice doesn't want to leave — and Alice discovers that the house doesn't want her to leave it...ever again.


Due to financial issues, Alice and her parents are forced to move away from their Victorian house. As much as her parents try to cheer her up, Alice isn't having it. The house (whose emotions are expressed through a "face" of two lights and a grate) is unhappy about the family moving. The night after her family moves, Alice hears someone calling "come back" and the next day, she skips school to go back to the house. When Alice enters the house, the house interacts with her, lighting the fireplace and giving her marshmallows to toast in it. However, the fire goes down due to Alice’s parents arriving. The house then gives Alice a place to hide. After Alice's parents come searching for her, Alice realizes that she needs to return home, but the house refuses to let her leave. The two "eye" sconces extend from red ropes and form a snake head behind Alice, then snatches her abruptly as she screams in terror. Later on, an unnamed new family moves into Alice's old house. The parents discover one of Alice's baby teeth in the fireplace where her box was burned. When the daughter looks at her new bedroom, she discovers not only the light sconce vent face, but an actual smiling human face (presumably Alice) in the wall. A voice says "Welcome." and the daughter flees the room screaming.


  • Nicole Oliver, who plays Alice's mother in the episode, is also known for playing Princess Celestia inMy Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
  • Olivia Steele-Falconer won a Young Artist Award for this episode.