Afterschool special-type thing about teens who discover a secret room in their house

This was on in the afternoon back in the late ’80s (I’m guessing), and I don’t think it was feature-length, so I assume it was some kind of “Afterschool Special,” although it doesn’t really fit that mold in that there was no real “moral.”

Anyway, it was about a teenager(s) who discovers a really old secret room, maybe in his basement, maybe through a little tunnel.  Eventually they discover a skeleton in it (scary!).  I think it maybe collapses at some point, or the tunnel in/out collapses, so they’re stuck.  But they discover that there’s another entrance at the base of a huge tree on their property.

4 thoughts on “Afterschool special-type thing about teens who discover a secret room in their house

  1. Oh my gosh! I haven’t seen it in years, but I remember that! At least, something so like it!
    I think it’s a short story told in a series that was hosted by Vincent Price called “Once Upon A Midnight Dreary.” I remember being so excited because that story, “The House with the Clock in its Walls” was based on the first real chapter book I read.
    I hope it’s what you’re looking for, but if not, thank you for the memory.

  2. I had a memory of this as well. Never been able to locate.
    Some awesome person managed to upload the Vincent Price version to youtube.
    Check it out and see it it’s what you are looking for.

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