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Eric was a member of The Midnight Society.


Eric born on April 28, 1977, was portrayed as a diminutive teenager with visible Irish ancestry that influences his first story "The Tale of Jake and the Leprechaun". His first story was dedicated to the memory of his late Irish Grandfather, who passed away during the week that the story took place.

He was immature, childish and cocky. He spent a lot of time making sarcastic remarks and slightly antagonistic towards other members of the midnight society, especially Frank whom he seemed to enjoy baiting.

In Season Two, Eric left without any explanation. He was never seen again, afterwards.


As Eric has only had two stories in the first season before his character was cut, there is no visible theme in his storytelling, but they seem to be about incredibly powerful evil forces (ones never proved innocent or misunderstood like some others).


  • Unnamed story (Twisted Claw's beginning)
  1. The Tale of Jake and the Leprechaun
  2. The Tale of the Dark Music


  • During the opening campfire sequence of "The Tale of the Captured Souls" Gary revealed that he was born On April 28, 1977. Just 25 days short from turning 15 at the time.
  • DJ MacHale stated that the reason Eric leaving was not explained is because he didn't think anyone would care. He has joked that he was booted, becoming the victim of his own snark.