First aired: 1996
This was from season 2 of Goosebumps, a kid’s horror anthology series based on the books of R.L. Stine.
|Freddy and Kira|
As soon as Mom and Dad are gone they go rampaging looking for presents. It is all to no avail it seems, they are not in the normal hiding places. They end up in the cellar and Freddy is convinced they are in a box high on a set of shelves. He pulls the shelves over. Behind the shelves was a door; it is stiff with age but Freddy manages to push it open.
|the crest on the coffin|
|Earl Pastko as Count Nightwing|
Okay the idea that a vampire can siphon off memory, vitality and magic in a bottle was interesting but fails as a concept when looked at logically. How do they cork said bottle, wouldn’t another vampire have to help them (and isn’t that risky as said vampire could steal their vitality)? The rest of the episode is juvenile and, quite frankly, I think insulting to kids – why have a twist that is so sloppy in plot logic just because it is a kid’s show? Pastko is quite good fun as Nightwing but no one else is much to write home about – that said they don’t have much to do either. 2 out of 10.
The episode’s imdb page is here.