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"A Night in Terror Tower" is the is the sixteenth and seventieth episode of season one of the Goosebumps TV series. Part one and two premiered on February 26, 1996 on Fox Kids Network respectively.

Cast

  • R.L. Stine as Himself / Host
  • Kathryn Short as Sue
  • Corey Sevier as Eddie
  • Robert Collins as Lord High Executioner
  • Diego Matamoros as Morgred
  • Peter Messaline as Mr. Starkes
  • Les Porter as Hotel Clerk
  • Michael Polley as Cab Driver
  • Robert Latimer Cornell a.k.a. Robert Latimer as Maitre d'
  • Robert Buck as Security Guard
  • Frank Nakashima as Japanese Man
  • Michael Woods as Reading Guard
  • Ann Holloway as Peasant Woman
  • Bathsheba Garnett as Old Crone
  • Arnie Hardt as German Man
  • Deborah Lobban as Elderly Woman
  • Jayne Eastwood as Woman in Line
  • Daniel Levinson as Waiter
  • J. Craig Sandy as Guard
  • Shirley Josephs as Haggard Woman
  • Jared Wall as Medieval Boy
  • Sophie Bennett as Medieval Girl

Blurb

Sue and her brother, Eddie, on vacation in London, take a tour of Terror Tower, a scary prison and torture chamber from medieval times. The guide tells the group a horrifying tale of a young prince and princess sentenced to execution in the Tower in the 15th century. Then strange things begin to happen: Sue and Eddie are the only ones to notice the ghoulish wax figures moving as if they were real . . . and ghostly images call out warnings to them. Suddenly, Eddie and Sue find themselves separated from the group! Who is that spooky guide dressed in black? What kind of strange, old English money has suddenly replaced their own? And why can't Eddie and Sue remember their last name—or where their parents are? These questions haunt them as they travel back in time to the middle ages—trying to escape the fate meant for the young prince and princess in the evil Terror Tower.

Differences from the book

  • The episode is mostly faithful to the original story, save for an alteration at the climax; the Lord High Executioner still possesses Morgred's three white stones at the end of the episode, and Eddie pickpockets them from him a second time (instead of Morgred), allowing Morgred to save all three of their lives. In the book, Morgred would have been spared for refusing to send the children again and apparently just never considered sending himself as well. Additionally, in the twist, it is shown that the Executioner managed to seize back one of Morgred's stones, allowing himself to return to the present.
  • The Executioner, also known as the Man in Black, does not follow Eddie and Sue around the tower; he poses as a wax figure in the corridor next to the Torture Chamber.
  • In the episode, it is bats — not rats — which stop the Executioner during the chase in the sewers.

Home media

Title Release date Media type

A Night in Terror Tower


Anightinterrortower-vhs
September 3, 1996 VHS

A Night in Terror Tower


Goosebumps TerrorTower
September 16, 2008 DVD

3-Pack Thriller


3-Pack Thriller - GhostBeach-TerrorTower-ScaryHouse
August 26, 2014 DVD

Trivia

  • Kathryn Short (Sue) played Sabrina in the series premiere, "The Haunted Mask" and its sequel, "Haunted Mask II".
  • Corey Sevier (Eddie) played Ryan in Season 4's Cry of the Cat.
  • Diego Matamoros (Morgred) played the voice of the shadow figure in season four's "The Ghost Next Door".
  • The closing credits for the second television episode had a very fitting medieval version of the theme. However, they were exclusive to this television episode and were not featured on the previous one.

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