The Haunting of Howard Schroeder is an episode of Beyond Belief.
- Frank Doyle - Paul F. Tompkins
- Sadie Doyle - Paget Brewster
- Nightmares the Clown - James Urbaniak
- Spooky Hal (Narrator) - Hal Lublin
Howie visits Frank and Sadie to ask for their help exorcising the ghost of Peter, their dead childhood friend who is haunting him. Peter wants vengeance on Howie, as he believes his vote was the one that caused him to die (Wishing Hell), although he does not blame Frank.
Frank becomes suspicious when Peter gloats over Howie's fear ("you were the best of us"), and Sadie draws a sigil to summon the real reason for the haunting: Nightmares the Clown. Nightmares is using the fear produced by Howie to give him enough energy to return.
The Doyles try to calm Howie so he stops being afraid. However, they also become scared when a bee gets into their apartment. Howie uses his bee keeping knowledge to chase the bee out, but the Doyle's fear was enough the give Nightmares the last bit of strength.
As he threatens them, Frank and Sadie trap him in a sigil and, in exchange for releasing Peter and being in their debt, they secure him a job in Hell.
Sadie: (laughs) Clown!
Nightmares the Clown: Yes, I remain a clown.
Nightmares the Clown:What’s going on?
Frank:Well you may have been able to leave our sigil, but you didn’t. You just stood around in it, threatening us.
Sadie:During which I did a bit of additional scribbling -
Frank: - Leaving you powerless and teensy.
Clink count: 3
This is the 20th episode of Beyond Belief and the 93rd Thrilling Adventure Hour. The previous episode is Cactoid Jim, King of the Martian Frontier - MurderMen (as well as 92.1 - A Word From Our Characters). The next episode is Behind the Scenes with Marc Evan Jackson and Mark Gagliardi. The previous episode in Beyond Belief canon is #88,The Yesterday Shop on Today Street, and the next episode is #96, Caped Fear.
This episode was recorded at Largo on October 13, 2012. and released on October 21, 2012.