It premiered on August 8, 2020.
At the Owl House, Luz is perfecting the plant spell after learning it while King watches cat videos on her phone. She freezes up when she sees her mother texting her, asking her about camp. She responds to her with a thumbs up and explains how poorly she might react to her ditching camp to stay in the Demon Realm for the summer, in addition to the existence of magic in general. Later, Willow and Gus come to her house and they leave for school. They find out that the ceremony known as Grom is coming to Hexside, and Amity is chosen as this year's Grom Queen. Luz is happy for her at first, but Amity is not, because it's a big responsibility, and being the Grom Queen means revealing your worst fear to everyone at school. "Grom" is actually short for Grometheus the Fear Bringer, a monster that lives below the school that a chosen person must fight every year, and has the ability to transform into the said person's worst fears while the rest of the school continues the party upstairs. Wanting to help Amity, Luz decides to take her place.
At the Owl House, Amity has Edric and Emira conjure illusions of the fears Luz has written down. Although most of her fears aren't as big of a deal, such as cats with human faces and Eda treating her weakly, Luz still shows she is afraid. Nonetheless, since they are literally out of time as Grom is about to start, she pushes forward on facing Grometheus.
Everyone gathers at Hexside where Grom is taking place. Despite the pressure, Amity confides in Luz to give it her best and try. Soon, Luz is selected to face Grom. She easily defeats many transformed Grom at first. But while she fights the Grom, she realizes that her worst fear was actually not what she was expecting: her mother finding out about the Boiling Isles. The Grom, while partially transformed into her mother, chases her outside with Eda and Amity following after them. When Amity tries to stop the monster, it reveals that she wanted to go to the Grom with someone and that her biggest fear was being rejected (which is later revealed to be Luz who Amity wanted to go with). Together, Luz and Amity dance and defeat the Grom, by using Amity's abomination and Luz plant magic's glyph. King also overcomes his fear of public speaking with Gus's help.
Once the party's over, Luz goes back to the Owl House and texts her real mother, saying that she has been having a good time at "camp." Unbeknownst to her, someone has been sending fake letters to Camila in her handwriting.
- Sarah-Nicole Robles as Luz Noceda
- Wendie Malick as Eda Clawthorne
- Alex Hirsch as King and Hooty
- Tati Gabrielle as Willow Park
- Issac Ryan Brown as Gus Porter
- Mae Whitman as Amity Blight
- Ryan O'Flanagan as Edric Blight
- Erica Lindbeck as Emira Blight
- Elizabeth Grullon as Camila-Gromila
- Bumper Robinson as Principal Bump
- Kimberly Brooks as Skara
- Dee Bradley Baker as Doctor
- Matt Chapman as Bird Student, Spiked Headed Student, and Cats
- Arin Hanson as Snaggleback and Skara's Grom Date
- Eden Riegel as Spider Teacher and Mouth Head Girl
Title in other languages
|Spanish (Latin America)||Un baile aterrador||A terrifying dance|
|Portuguese (Brazil)||Enfentando Os Medos||Confronting Fears|
|German||Die Grom-Königin||The Grom Queen|
|Danish||Fortryllende Grumbal||Enchanting Grumbal|
|Arabic||حفلة غروم||Grom Party|
|French||Le bal de promo||The prom|
|Indonesian||Pesta Dansa Memesona||Enchanting Dance Party|
|Hebrew||בהלת נשף הגרום|
|Korean||두려움과 마주하기||Facing Fear|
|Malay||Ketakutan Grom Ajaib||Frightful Magical Grom|
|Dutch||Gruwelijk Grala||Horrifying Grom|
|Norwegian||Fortryllende Skole-Skrall||Enchanting School Gossip|
|Portuguese||O Baile Pavoroso do Grom||Grom's Dreadful Prom|
|Polish||Najsilniejszy Lęk||The Strongest Fear|
|Romanian||Un bal înfricoșător||A Scary Dance Party|
|For a full transcript of "Enchanting Grom Fright", click here.|
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- The Grom Tiara relic found in the Owl House video game Witch's Apprentice may be a reference to this episode.
- This marks the second episode where Luz wears a skirt, the first being "Escape of the Palisman".
- When Eda's portal is open, it allows the transmission of WiFi signals into the Boiling Isles.
- The codeword in this episode is "mud".
- Luz, along with the illusion of her mother, speaks in her native language for the third time in this episode, following "A Lying Witch and a Warden" and "Hooty's Moving Hassle".
- "Espérate un momento." translation "Wait a moment."
- "Te extraño también, mami." translation "I miss you too, mommy."
- Dana Terrace stated in an Instagram post after the episode that Edric and Emira got stood up by their Grom dates.
- In a charity stream hosted by Dana Terrace, Spencer Wan, and Luz Batista, an image from the episode, which was cut for time, was shown. The image shows an alternate Grom photo of Luz in her otter suit, with Amity looking at her lovingly.
- The horrifying spider on the back of Luz's head actually exists. It is a solifugae, also known as a camel spider.
- Many fans made the connection that Amity's fear of being rejected by Luz was a metaphor for the fear of being outed as gay. However, in a recent interview with Rebecca Rose, Dana Terrace confirmed that this was a complete accident.
- Dana Terrace wanted to do a prom episode to make up for her own experiences.
- In early concepts, Grom was referred to as Prom, with Prom being an anagram for "Perennial Ritual Offering Maiden".
Revelations and significant events
- Through Grom and by other means, several of the characters' fears are revealed in this episode:
- Luz - Her mom finding out about her staying in The Boiling Isles.
- Amity - Being rejected, specifically by Luz.
- Willow - Ladybugs.
- Gus - Clowns.
- Edric - Being alone forever.
- Emira - Being stuck with her twin brother forever.
- King - Public speaking.
- Luz learns her third spell in this episode, the Plant Spell.
- Luz reveals that she is lactose intolerant.
- Amity is revealed to have a crush on Luz.
- It is revealed that someone has been sending Camilla letters in Luz's handwriting.
- Final Fantasy VII - A sword on the weapon rack resembles the Buster Sword seen in the game.
- Devil May Cry - There is also a sword on the racks that resembles the thunder sword Alastor from the game.
- Dark Souls - Numerous weapons from this series appear in the armory, like the claymore, the Lifehunt Scythe, Valorheart, and Ricard's rapier.
- It - Grometheus seems to be inspired by, or parodying, Pennywise the Dancing Clown, as both are monstrous evils that appear once every set period of time, are trapped under a main location of the series and take on the form of their enemies' worst fear.
- Harry Potter - Additionally, it is similar to Bogarts from the Harry Potter series, which are similar entities.
- YouTube - "MewTube" is a parody of YouTube.
- M'lady meme - One of Luz's fears is debating with jerks on the internet, and the jerks are portrayed by a neckbeard tipping his fedora, similar to the meme format.
- Southeast Asia
- Terms such as "dum-dum", "nitwit", and the likes were cut (in Singapore, Philippines and Vietnam). These were not cut in the Indonesian, Malay, and Thai dubs.
- "We're gonna turn this bloodbath into a fun bath." was shortened to "We're gonna turn this into a fun bath." This edit isn't in the Indonesian, Malay, and Thai dubs.
- The scene where two boys dance was cut. However, Luz and Amity's dance, the letter, and Amity's blush were kept intact.