By Rob Owen, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Two teens stand in a dark lair, ostensibly hidden inside a storm drain. They hear a sound and turn toward it, their eyes widening in fear as they find themselves face-to-face with a two-headed monster. They gulp, twist their faces in disgust and scream. Director Alex Zamm couldn't be happier.
"Good first take," he said, as young actors Emily Osment and Cody Linley prepared to film the scene again. "I want juicy fear."
Creating fear but sparing young viewers from gore is the master plan for "R.L. Stine Presents: The Haunting Hours -- Don't Think About It," a direct-to-DVD movie due in stores next fall that will also get a TV airing in October 2007 (several networks are interested in the project). "Don't Think About It" filmed in Pittsburgh for the past month, wrapping production on Sunday.