College sophomore Sarah McBride accepts a job at Colonial Village, a tourist attraction that recreates Puritan life in 1692 Salem and allows nothing from the 20th century. But things aren't quite what they seem.
Charles is a meek inventor living with his greedy nagging wife Rose. The mail brings them a misdirected box saying "Do Not Open This Box". Then the postman comes looking for it and says there will be Hell to pay if he doesn't get it back.
On a seemingly "ordinary night", a teenage babysitter, and a young boy, are terrorized by the boy's latest invention, that's gone awry: a "noise eater", which -- in reality -- sucks the life out of its victims!
Harried housewife Ruthie receives a visit from bizarre salesman Klaatzu, whose mechanical device may help her shut out the sound of her son Nicky's constant drum-playing... in a way that Ruthie never imagined.