This way, guys. Trick or treat.
Okay, wait up.
Yeah, I'll be right there. Hang on.
Gummi bears and churros.
What's so gross about it?
Mmm. Who are you talking to?
Who are you texting?
Oh! Emoticon? Emoticon?
Dude. Yeah? What?
Hurry up, Nicole. They're waiting on us.
Come on, Beth.
You know it's always better to make the boys wait.
Come on, spaghetti arms! Throw it!
Ha! I curse your lousy aim.
Hey, listen, um, when Beth gets here, maybe you can sort of not hang around for a little bit.
What do you mean, not hang around?
Throw it, bozo!
Are you kidding me? What?
You've been planning on making a move ever since she moved next door to you, and that was 10 years ago.
Every time, you chicken out.
Well, maybe this time, I won't chicken out.
Throw it! Before it hatches!
I bet you can't do that again!
Sorry, Ms. Sarkosian.
Hey, guys. What's up?
Hi, Kellen. Hi.
Um, I know you like these.
That is so incredibly sweet of you.
Is that one for me?
I don't eat sweets.
Uh, I'll take it.
I shall go find the candy apple-eating area.
I was thinking for Halloween maybe we can get a bunch of scary movies and do, like, a marathon.
Yeah, that could be really, really fun.
I'll start, like, an event page.
We can make it a party.
Yeah. I'm down.
This just reminded me.
Do you remember when we were trick-or-treating?
I think we were, like, seven.
You were sitting on the curb, and you were just crying, because this big kid stole your little pumpkin full of Halloween candy.
No, no, no. I was... You were crying!
I was not crying!
You sure you don't want some?
It doesn't bite.
Ha! Oh, great, you...
You have a picture of me crying on your phone.
Yeah, my mom just scanned, like, a bunch of old photos.
Well, I'm glad my humiliation has been preserved in the digital age.
Blackmail for days.
Oh, gosh, I know. I know.
I better go save Nicole.
Uh, right this way, please.
Come on over.
That's in the teeth.
Good evening, guys and ghouls.
Because it sounds like "girls."
"I want to officially welcome everyone
"to our annual Harvest and Halloween festival here in Old Town."
"Now, I'm going to hand the mic over to Nora Fishbean."
Fishbine, of Nora's Ballet and Dance Academy, who will be the spooky mistress of the very spooky Halloween dance contest. Bleh!
Thank you, Mr. Mayor.
Count Dracula. Yes, that was clear.
Well, may I invite you all, all of our participants, to make their way to the dance floor? Yes.
Oh, come on, don't be so shy.
It's about time everyone got to see my dance moves.
Come on, come on, come on.
Okay, everyone, in keeping with the Halloween spirit, I'll call out different Halloween themes, and the dancers will have to improvise.
Now, there's no right or wrong.
Just get creative.
All right? Everybody ready?
Oh, yeah. Yeah.
Dance like a zombie!
Dance like a skeleton!
Oh, that's good. I like that.
Now, everyone, dance like a banshee!
What a fun festival this is.
But there is plenty more to come.
Scary Halloween fun.
Dr. Hysteria's Hall of Horrors is not for the faint of heart but for those who crave the shake and shiver, the thrill and chill of a fearsome dark journey into the wretched black heart of pure evil itself!
Yes, but fun.
Fun for your whole family, or your main squeeze or just yourself.
All are welcome to join us if you dare to walk through the grim, black gates into the Hall of Horrors.
We open right here, tomorrow night.
Close on the stroke of midnight, on Halloween.
Everything you need to know is on the flyer.
Okay, I wanna go. We need to go.
Yo, I'm strolling with my posse Yo
'Cause we got the moxie Yo, yo Beth and Kellen won the contest Yo, yo Why don't you give it a rest?
I'm sorry, man.
That's the parents. I gotta go.
Okay. Mwah. All right.
Hey, tomorrow night, get our scare on? Yes.
Whoo! Yes, yes, yes.
Yeah. Good night.
All right. See you guys.
Bye. Sweet dreams. Bye.
Uh, hey, do you wanna come over for a little bit?
I really would, but I really can't. I have a lot of homework.
You can keep this, if you want.
You would part with this example of fine craftsmanship?
I actually think this is cheaper than my Peewee soccer trophy, which I think I won for, like, second place.
We were good together, huh?
Yeah, I think we rocked it.
See you in school tomorrow.
Do I have a bug on me? No, no, no.
It's just... It's just that I wanna tell you something.
Yeah, sure. What's up?
Remember, we have that... That...
That English quiz tomorrow in school.
Yeah! Okay. Yeah, yeah.
Um, yeah. Whoo! Thank you.
Yeah. Good looking out.
Okay, bye. All right.
The Halloween season reminds us that it was around this time last year that 15-year-old Andrea Payton mysteriously disappeared from Federson township.
She was last seen by friends wearing a maroon Federson High School pullover hoodie and bluejeans.
Her family remains hopeful that someone, somewhere, will come forward with information as to her whereabouts.
When we return, all the latest weather updates.
I... I guess I just, uh...
I just wanted to tell you that...
Who is that?
Hey, um, you guys were at that dance contest yesterday, right?
You guys are great together.
How long have you been dating?
What, was that your, like, super subtle way of asking if he's my boyfriend?
Maybe it was.
It wasn't that subtle.
He's not my boyfriend.
We are... We're just, you know... We're... We're pals.
Well, I'm Hunter. I just moved here.
Maybe you'd be interested in hanging out with the new guy sometime.
I mean, the...
A few of us were planning on going to the Hall of Horrors tomorrow night, if you want to join.
I don't know.
Haunted houses aren't really my scene.
Although I surfed in a monsoon once and outran an avalanche with a broken snowboard, so...
I wouldn't say I scare easy.
Yeah. I mean, who hasn't done those things?
I think that you should definitely come with us.
All right. I'll go.
If you let me take you.
In the meantime, can you point me to the office?
Yes. Yeah, I can take you.
Oh! Hold on just a second.
Kellen, did you want to talk to me about something?
Oh, uh, never mind.
Okay. All right.
Hey, maybe we'll see you tomorrow, too, partner?
So, the office is right over there.
Kel-man. Let's snag a smoothie?
No, I'm good.
Who's that guy? Some new kid.
His name's Hunter.
Hmm. It looks like Hunter's found his prey.
Dude, what happened to your sense of humor?
All right, well, uh, I'll see you later, right?
Uh, maybe. Maybe?
Snap out of it.
I'll call you tonight.
Who won the dance contest?
Uh, yesterday, the dance contest?
Um, I won. I mean, Beth and I won.
Is she that really pretty girl you were dancing with?
Uh, yeah. I guess she's pretty.
I noticed this other guy who kept checking her out, a super good-looking guy.
I mean, like, really good-looking.
I could see his muscles through his shirt.
Yeah, that would be Hunter.
I think she sort of likes him.
Maybe she's just trying to make you jealous.
No, Beth's not like that.
She doesn't play games.
You don't know much about girls, do you?
Well, if you're right, I think your Beth is making the wrong choice.
I'm Lilith, by the way.
Well, Kellen, I have to get back to work, but I hope you come to the show.
Oh, my, gosh, that's...
That's really real.
This place is so awesome.
Do you think they sell churros?
You and your churros, man.
Yo, I like a churro Lights up my neuro Yo, I got one in my home, yo It's in my bureau What?
Hey. Yo, yo, yo, Nicole, watch out.
Watch out. Watch out.
Hey, back off worm face. Don't be messing with my lady.
Hey, Kellen. Hey.
We should go in together. All right, all right.
Just remember, it's all special effects and make-up, okay?
Okay. It's not real.
This is great, huh?
I love all these characters. Yeah.
Ooh, look at that one.
Hey, I'll get the tickets.
Do not feed the zombies.
Beware the ghouls.
Do not look the witches in the eye.
What are you doing?
Well, you said not to look the witches in the eye.
Don't worry. I'm not a witch.
I'm an enchantress.
Then I should definitely look away.
If you can.
Do not feed the zombies.
Beware the ghouls.
Do not look the witches in the eye.
Get a ticket. Get your hand stamped.
Kellen, I don't want to do this.
Oh, my God!
Take her. Take her.
Quiet down. I'm trying to sleep!
Hey, Kellen, I didn't know your mom worked here.
Could you just cool it?
Honored guests, or should I say, unfortunate victims.
I invite you to journey to Zombie Boulevard.
Kellen, I can't do this! You're okay.
Brains on a stick.
Get your brains on a stick.
I'll be right back.
Hey. Cool show, right?
Yes, yeah, totally.
Can I talk to you for a sec? Alone?
I'll just go ahead, okay?
You so don't have to. You'll catch up.
What's up? Nothing.
I mean, um...
So you and Hunter are...
We're like, what?
I don't know. I mean...
I see you guys are, like, um, holding hands, and I was...
Kellen, were you watching us through binoculars or something?
No. It's all good. Okay.
You know, never mind, all right?
Where is everybody?
Did you leave this door open?
What if someone saw?
Come with me.
What was that?
Good night. Join us again soon for more scary fun.
Sleep with one eye open.
Sweet pumpkin fritter.
That was kind of fun, huh, kids?
That felt really real.
Hey, you know when I was crying, I was just pretending.
I wasn't really crying.
We should find the bathroom really quick.
That was awesome.
You jumped about seven times. Mmm-hmm.
Me? Yeah, I'm fine.
Okay, well, I'm starving, so.
We should get something to eat.
You know, you just go. I think I'm gonna take off.
Beth's not the only girl in the world.
Yeah, I know.
I just feel like going for a walk.
Hey, Hunter. I'm so happy I found you.
Me, too. Come on. I just want to get out of here.
Andrea Payton mysteriously disappeared from Federson township.
Oh, it's you. Uh, I didn't...
Recognize me out of costume?
The real me?
I like to ride around after the show, just to chill out, you know?
I saw you wandering around aimlessly, and I thought one of our zombies had escaped.
Sorry to disappoint.
So what's it like?
Working in the show? I love it.
I was born into it, but you'd be great in it.
Me? Why not?
Most of our performers started working with us when they were about your age, and, uh, well, I started when I was a little girl.
Yeah, I just... I don't think I'm the show business type.
Are you sure? I've seen your wicked dance moves.
That was all Beth.
You've got charisma. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
I'll take you home.
It's not on fire. Get on.
Wrap them around, stud.
Hey. Can I talk to you?
You saw the zombie eat a live rat.
No, I didn't see, but I heard it.
And the vampire. I know that I saw that.
Because he was standing right in front of the mirror.
Come on, Beth. It's a haunted house.
It's full of trick mirrors.
Well, then, what about the missing girl?
Andrea Payton went missing from Federson township the exact same week the Hall of Horrors was there.
That doesn't prove anything.
What about this? Have you tried washing this off your hand?
I mean, I took a shower.
Mine will not come off.
So it's strong ink.
So you gonna help us? Us?
Yeah, Beth thinks there's something weird about the Hall of Horrors.
And let me guess. You believe her.
We'll see. I just know I'm here for Beth.
Well, looks like he's got you covered.
Dude, where are you? Nowhere. Just home.
Okay, well, get over here.
No, I'm just gonna chill.
Man, this is all about Beth, isn't it?
No. No, it's not.
I'm looking at them right now.
Oh, my God, they're kissing. They are?
With tongues. Oh, man, it's sloppy.
There's tongues everywhere. What, really?
You're so not funny, man. Like, I'm serious, dude.
It gets old. You know what I mean?
Cool, whatever. Have a nice night.
Hey, paying customer here!
Uh, one-man show.
So you sell the churros. You run the place.
What, you probably sweep up, too, right?
On the house.
All right. Thanks.
Are you all by yourself this evening?
Um, yeah, I guess so.
And where might be all of your friends?
Well, we kind of had a little...
Had a falling out?
Come with me.
You can bring the churro.
I've been watching you.
Oh, good. I was afraid that following the weird carnie wouldn't be creepy.
You see, it's that exactly.
You're funny, but your friends don't laugh.
They don't appreciate you.
It's because they're jealous.
Yesterday, you made a joke when the banshee flew overhead, and you said, "I didn't know your mom worked here."
It's not funny when I say it.
It was just one of those "yo' mama" type jokes.
You're far too modest.
It may be just one of those "yo' mama" type jokes, but it's your delivery, your timing.
Say it. Um.
Yo, Kellen, I didn't know your mom worked here.
I love the "Yo, Kellen."
Do it again.
The whole thing.
Yo, Kellen, I didn't know your mom worked here.
All right, I get big yuks and megabucks, to pay me my money, you're gonna need dump trucks I can do slapstick, I can be pretty, can make a face, don't need to be witty You're very entertaining.
I got my clown on, no frown on That's no sass, 'cause I get laughs, like matter gets mass Very clever.
Laughing gas ain't funnier, ain't got nothing on me I got more lines than the DMV I got more jokes than a forest got trees You'll come undone, man. Your sides will split Ain't exaggeratin' I can guarantee it
Where am I?
You seemed to have wandered through an exit door.
I... I don't remember.
Let me show you out.
Kellen should pay more attention to you.
You know Kellen?
Young lady, tonight, I shall give you a very special treat.
The VIP entrance?
Anything less would be an insult.
You are a very important person, are you not?
Fetch my man-servant.
How may I serve you, my darling?
My feet are tired.
What exactly are we looking for?
I'm not sure.
I just know that there's something that they don't want us to see.
Now you are mine.
I gotta say this is one of the weirdest dates I've ever been on.
I'm not complaining.
Did you hear that?
This is pretty creepy.
It's probably, like, a prop for one of their bits, right?
Maybe this is what we're not supposed to see.
"The Cabinet of Souls."
Yeah, isn't there, like, a saying, you know, "Never open a cabinet of souls in a Hall of Horrors"?
I don't think that's a saying.
It should be.
Who are you?
Can you hear me?
It stopped at midnight?
No! No, no!
There you are. I... I thought I lost you.
Where'd you go? I was inside of that.
We have to get out of here. Okay.
Can I help you?
Do we have a problem?
You look frightened.
But then, this is the Hall of Horrors, so I suppose that's quite the point.
You saw the Cabinet of Souls?
That's a pity.
It's not ready for viewing.
It is to be one of our best attractions, but there are still some technical issues.
See, I told you.
Did you see it, too, young man?
It's a cool park, by the way.
Theme park quality.
I'm sorry if I sounded harsh, but this area is for employees only.
Yeah, we... We totally get it.
We'll go. Okay.
You don't believe me.
I believe that you believe.
Okay, it's just...
That place is all about illusion.
The stuff they can do these days? Smoke and mirrors?
The mind plays tricks on itself.
Maybe, but that missing girl from Federson...
I really think that I saw her.
Beth, I admire you for caring so much.
Thank you for coming with me tonight.
Good night. Good night.
Can I talk to you for a second?
Sure, come in. Okay.
I saw something tonight.
Is it the Cabinet of the Souls?
Yeah, how did you know that?
Dr. Hysteria has been working on that trick for years.
Was it cool?
Was it cool? No.
Why... Why is she here?
She stopped by.
I told you she's cool.
What did Hunter think?
He thinks it's just all smoke and mirrors, but that's because he didn't see what I saw.
Do you, uh, see this coin, Beth?
Oh, that's funny, because I see...
Yeah, well, what do you see here?
Look. I found this on the web.
And this is from the year 1832.
That's the inspiration for the Hall of Horrors.
Dr. Hysteria copied that character's looks, but he thought that Hall of Horrors sounded more modern than Carnival of Creeps, so he changed that.
Oh, that makes sense.
So he isn't almost 200 years old.
Well, between you and me, sometimes he smells like it.
Okay, that was really good.
Kellen, if she knows about the Cabinet of Souls, then she's obviously in on it.
In on what?
I mean, what are you talking about? You know what? I know.
You could start going with this Hunter guy, but the second another girl pays any attention to me, she's part of some evil plot.
This is so not about that!
I mean, this thing was really scary.
And I'm not positive, but I think that I saw that missing girl in there, from... From Federson? Andrea Payton?
You're really tripping, Beth.
Kellen, that girl, that Lilith girl, I...
I'm really worried about you. Yeah.
It's like this new person comes to town.
And all of a sudden, I start acting all crazy.
Oh, wait, that's not me.
You know, I know a disappearing act, too.
You've met Andrea.
Andrea, tell Beth what you told me.
You can't save me!
Tell her to her face.
Please, save me!
You're almost empty.
You were a good worker.
But tonight, we get fresh souls.
Chop-chop, let's get to work.
Hey, Nicole? What?
Have you been getting my texts?
Yeah. About 500 of them.
It's annoying. I turned off my phone.
Queen Beth says there's an emergency, and everyone's supposed to jump.
What's going on with your hand?
So I spoke to Dr. Hysteria about you.
Told him I knew a guy who might want to work in the show.
Me? Are you interested?
You'd get to be a character in our Halloween finale.
Then let's go.
Now? I have school.
And school will be here tomorrow but I won't.
That's the warning bell. I'm gonna be late for class.
And if you don't follow your heart, you're going to be late for life.
Have you guys been to Dr. Hysteria's Hall of Horrors yet?
Yeah. Yeah, it was awesome.
Not that scary.
Some of it was funny.
By any chance, did they stamp your hand?
Yeah, they did, but it just washed off, so...
I can kind of still see mine.
That hairdo is a hair-don't.
Did you stick your finger in a lightbulb socket?
Brillo pad, puffball, poodle-head.
Hey, uh, nice perm.
1980 called. They want their hairdo back.
Dude, that was really mean.
Yeah, so who cares? I was getting laughs.
What happened to your hand?
What happened to your face? Score.
Now, you are mine.
Has everyone made their Halloween plans?
Today, we are going to work on our history packets so, please get them out and work quietly at your desks.
Has anyone seen Luke? Is he in school today?
I saw him when I was in the hallway earlier.
How about Kellen?
Ms. Sarkosian, may I use the hall pass?
Ms. Sarkosian, may I go, too?
No. One at a time.
Get him into costume.
Yes, yes, a costume.
Tailored just for you.
Take him away.
Ooh, that's a big mouth.
Oh, get inside. Whoo!
Nicole's just been gone a really long time now.
Do you think that I could go check on her?
It's Dr. Hysteria.
He's turning teenagers into monsters, and he's taking their souls, and he collects them in this... This...
This cabinet, this Cabinet of Souls, which, according to my research, probably makes him some kind of minor demon, which means that he's keeping them for later so that he can feed off of them.
And now he has my friends, and I think that he's gonna take their souls, too, if I don't stop them by midnight tonight.
Beth is my most steady student, straight A's, the good citizenship award, and there are kids missing...
He's really, really dangerous.
A gun isn't gonna do you any good against a demon.
Okay, then how am I supposed to stop a demon?
I don't know.
Right. Then you stay here and Google that, and I'll go have a look around.
How may I be of service?
Well, the girl says that you're a...
She says that there may be some missing kids up here.
Really? She said that?
So I was wondering if I could have a look around.
By all means.
Did you want to look at my permits?
The originals are all filed at City Hall.
No, no, that... That's okay.
It's amazing what it can do to the imagination.
I get your point.
After you. Yeah.
This one of the missing boys?
This is Kellen. Missing?
I'm not missing. I'm... I'm right here.
You said I was missing?
Well, he's not himself.
I'll show you. Wait. No!
I really don't like her running around back here.
She could get hurt.
Boy, this is quite a maze you've got here.
It's all modular.
We move it around during the show.
Sometimes even I get lost.
I found it!
This is what I was talking about.
Andrea Payton is in here.
This is an expensive prop, and it's not ready.
Don't go near it.
There's no reason to make a legal case out of it.
I believe the young lady just got wrapped up in the spirit of the season.
That's very decent of you.
I'll get her back to her parents now.
I'm calling Beth. I feel bad for her.
I do, too, but we can't fix everyone's problems.
Come on. I wanna show you something.
Do you know why trapeze artists are able to perform such death-defying tricks?
They practice with a safety net.
People are more willing to take risks if they have something to fall back on.
So I'm curious, Kellen.
Are you Beth's safety net?
Then I think you're ready.
Ready for what?
What's so magic about it?
It's where you'll see what truly feeds your soul.
And once you've seen that, well, then you're under my spell.
I think I already am.
There you are.
Hey, she's mine.
You dare challenge me?
What just happened?
Where am I?
You're in my father's power now.
Now you are mine.
He's your father?
You tricked me.
Beth was right.
Oh, hush, dear heart.
There's nothing you can do now.
I gotta get out of here.
It does my heart good to see the friends together.
Now, get him into costume.
We still have a show to do.
I'm telling you, she turned into a real live witch.
Wow, Beth, are you sure Nicole wasn't wearing make-up or something?
I was sure.
Well, there's only one way to find out.
We're gonna have to go back to the Hall of Horrors.
But you don't believe me. Like I said before...
I'm here for you.
Do not feed the zombies.
Beware of the ghouls. Do not look the witches in the eye.
Do not feed the zombies.
You're okay. You're okay.
The first thing that we're gonna need to do is find my friends.
And if they're okay?
Then I guess I'm gonna have to admit that this whole thing has been in my mind.
Did we take a wrong turn?
I don't know.
Let's try down here.
Come to this side.
You can't go over there. You can't leave us.
We need you.
You're free without them.
This is where you belong.
It's who you really are.
No, that's not who I am.
This isn't right.
Your friends are holding you back.
I would never betray my friends like that.
I'm gonna get out of here.
We should go back in there.
I mean, what's going on in there is obviously some kind of sorcery, and it's wrong.
It's showing us what we could be, the two of us together.
Who are you?
Don't be stupid, Beth.
Showing loyalty to my friends is not stupidity, Hunter.
What about your loyalty to me?
I don't owe you loyalty!
What's wrong, brother?
Isn't she cooperating?
No, she's not cooperating.
She's being a stubborn little fool.
Calm down, Hunter.
He didn't mean that.
He cares about you, Beth.
We all do.
Where's my broomstick?
Who stole my broomstick?
Wait a minute!
You stole it.
No, I didn't.
I curse you!
Here's your boy!
Nicole. You have to get out of here.
Clear the way!
Beth, you belong with us.
I hate balloon animals.
No, no, not the pin!
You're getting the pin.
No, no, no!
Come on, you know me.
Look into my eyes.
I know that's you.
No trying to tame the monsters, folks.
Ladies and gentlemen... Okay, Kellen.
...the Hall of Horrors will be closing in five minutes. Okay, come on. Come on.
Please proceed to the exits.
We hope you had a fun and gripping experience.
We have to find Nicole and Luke.
Stand up for me.
I know you can stand up.
I know you have it in you.
I need you to stand up for me right now.
Kellen, please try for me.
Just try for me. Come on. Please try for me.
I need you to do this for me.
Wow, that seems real. I mean, it just seems so real.
What did you think? It was outstanding.
I'm gonna talk to them about coming back next year.
It has been great for this town.
Well, it's almost midnight, so I should probably be getting these kids home.
Count Dracula. Oh, okay.
He was stronger than we thought.
And that's good, Father. That's good.
His soul will provide nourishment for a long time.
Hurry. It's almost midnight.
Bring her inside.
You guys, wake up!
They can't hear you.
They exist now only to feed us.
That one was strong.
He resisted more than usual.
But you're the strongest, Beth.
It would have been easy for you to give in to temptation, to deny your friends for the sake of your own happiness, but you resisted.
It's that strength that we look for, not in our food, but in our family.
I don't want to be a part of your sick family.
Beth, you'll live forever.
Nothing can save your friends.
But you can save yourself.
It's almost time.
Guys! Wake up, you're free now!
It's too late!
You and your friends are all doomed!
Guys, there's not much time!
We have to get out of here!
Beth, grab my hand!
Help me save my friends.
Okay. Is everyone okay?
The next time you try to convince me that someone's evil, I'm just gonna take your word for it.
You'll never get away with this.
You're all mine!
You can't just... Ah!
What is that?
This is some holy water, some sage, some vinegar and a couple of other things.
And how'd you know how to do that?
I just googled how to stop a demon.
It's all gone.
Um, who's she?
This is Andrea Payton.
Why don't you give your parents a call?
I think they're probably looking for you.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
You know, I never would've thought that my love of churros would've led me this close to the gates of hell.
You laughed. Okay, yeah, I laughed.
The posse is back.
It's all because of you, Beth.
It was because of our friendship.
I mean, it was stronger than evil.
As corny as that sounds, it's true.
Let's go back to my house.
Let's find my little brother's Halloween candy and eat all of it, right?
Okay, that's what I'm talking about.
All right, okay, let's go. I'm starving. I'm starving.
You can't take all my brother's candy.
I forgot one thing.
Well, it's about time.