October 4, 2013

Jennifer Stone in Deadtime Stories

JStoneIf you like scary stories, read on . . .

Did you watch the first episode of Deadtime Stories (rated TV-PG) last night? What did you think? If you liked it, then you’ll like this interview with Jennifer Stone. She plays the cool, funny babysitter on the show who reads the kids those scary stories. Wouldn’t you love to have an awesome babysitter like her? Be sure to read to the end of the interview because Jennifer has a scary story starter for YOU to complete in the Comments.

Q: What is Deadtime Stories about?
Jennifer: Deadtime Stories is a show based on the tales from the book series by Annette and Gina Cascone. Each week, the babysitter invites the kids and the audience to venture into a new hair-raising tale.

Q: Which do you think is the scariest episode?
Jennifer: I don’t know about the scariest, but I love “The Beast of Baskerville.” A group of kids have a camp-out in Baskerville and discover that the legends about a half-human beast with horns and hooves may be true! [You can watch this episode on October 10.]Marlene_Dietrich

Q: What are your Halloween plans this year?
Jennifer: I’m not sure about plans yet, but I am thinking about being Marlene Dietrich [a glamorous film star from the 1930s and 40s].

Q: What is your best or funniest/most embarrassing Halloween memory?
 When I was younger, I was scared out of my wits while trick-or-treating by someone I thought was a scarecrow decoration — until they moved! I’ve never looked at scarecrows the same since! [OMG! It's just like those creepy scarecrows in the "Invasion of the Appleheads" episode!]

Q: If you were going to write a scary story, what would be the first line?
There was a sense of unease throughout the city streets that night . . .

Oooh. . . .what is going to happen next? Write the next line of the story in the Comments. Let’s write a scary story to make Jennifer Stone proud!

— Sonja, STACKS Staffer

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    no offense or anything but i think that these dead time stories are totally not scary. if you want real scariness, try watching a haunting or when ghosts attack.

  2. Rachelle

    Hey, im such a big fan….I liked it when you played on Wizards of Wavarly place,until Selena Gomez got off of Disney.

  3. Elle

    Hey, I decided to write a story based on this. Want to read the introduction? It doesn’t have the first line of the scary story that Jennifer put on, but here we go:

    It was a freezing October. I shivered as I walked down the street. Wrapped in my navy peacoat and a black and orange silk scarf, you would have thought I was burning. In fact, is was the exact opposite.
    I spotted my friend, Annika, across the street, peeking into the windows of the Halloween costume store. Lucky! She was going to buy her costume? I slowly approached her.
    “Hey, Annika!” I called, touching her on the shoulder. A complete stranger looked back at me.
    “Oh, I’m sorry. I thought you were my friend, Annika Johnson. Sorry!” I apologized. The stranger, oddly enough, looked just like Annika.
    “But I am Annika Marie Johnson, age 12,” the girl said.
    “No, you’re not. Annika would never wear that shirt if she was in her right mind! Plus, you have brown hair and her hair is the most gorgeous caramel color known to mankind,” I explained.
    “I am Annika Marie Johnson, age 12,” the girl repeated, her teeth pressed together.
    “If you are, then what costume do you want to get?”
    I knew what costume the real Annika wanted. She had been looking forward to that new vampire costume hanging in the window next to us.
    “Don’t you remember, Piper? I so want that popstar costume. It looks so gorgeous, right?” the stranger asked me.
    Yeah, I knew it. This totally was not Annika. She would never wear a popstar costume. Too pretty to be true.
    I started to walk away from the awkward stranger.
    “Wait!” she called. “I can prove that I’m Annika.”
    I glared at her. Yeah, right. Like this imposter could do it.
    “Come with me to my house. You know, the one on Orchard Lane, not the apartment in NYC,” she said.
    She took off at a brisk walk. I slowly followed after her. Whoa. Well, she was as fast as Annika was, that is true. We continued to walk, and walk and walk.
    “We’re not going to your house on Orchard Lane! This is… Grove Drive,” I nervously said.
    Grove Drive was the home of the most haunted house in the town, Grove Mansion. It was a spooky mansion with ivy growing all over the towers, turrets with windows peeking out at you, and a 12-feet electric fence a mile in front of the building. What on earth…?
    Annika ducked through a hole in the fence.
    “This isn’t your house!” I called after her.
    “Oh yeah? Wanna bet?” she called back at me.
    “Sure!” I said.
    She murmured something under her breath that I couldn’t make out.
    “What did you say?” I asked.
    “Nothing!” she readily assured me.
    This was super creepy.
    As we approached the stone mansion, Annika knocked on the door, and very creepily, it opened of its own accord.
    I walked in alongside Annika. There was no one behind the door. Awkward…
    Annika took a torch that was hanging off the wall.
    This was totally too old-fashioned creepy!
    I walked ahead with Annika behind me.
    As I was inspecting the floors to make sure that they were rat-free, I turned around to announce something to Annika.
    To find that her mouth was flying for my neck. And you know what were in her mouth? Vampire fangs.
    I let out a scream.
    And everything went black.

  4. Anonymous

    nice i have not seen the eoisodes but i have seen comirshals. somtimes I i freak out affter seeing them! somtimes i can be a real scardy cat! I also beet those fears till there gone but please remember about te scardy cats in this world