Teenager Sarah Quinn (Madison Iseman) lives with her mother Kathy (Wendi McLendon-Covey) and younger brother Sonny (Jeremy Ray Taylor) in Wardenclyffe, New York. Sarah is attempting to get into Columbia University by writing an essay about fear. Kathy agrees to watch Sonny's friend Sam Carter (Caleel Harris) while his father goes out of town. Sonny and Sam are attempting to start a garbage cleanup business, and are called after school to clean up an abandoned house. Inside, they find a locked manuscript and open it, causing Slappy the Dummy to appear. They unknowingly bring him to life by speaking magic words found in his pocket. The book is later stolen by a bully named Tommy Madigan (Payton Wich). At home, Sonny is working on his science project, a miniature version of Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower. Slappy then reveals he's alive to Sonny and Sam, and gets their trust by using his magic to do the boy's chores and homework. Meanwhile, Sarah goes to a party to meet her boyfriend ...
Original drafts of the script set the film to take place in "Horrorland" with the numerous characters making an appearance in the books, "infamous" theme park. See more »
When the 3 boys are knocked off their bikes by the hosepipe the bikes disappear immediately afterwards. See more »
[sees headless horseman]
Wow! Someone's going to win a Costume Contest!
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The first half of the closing credits takes place in a book's blue swirl effect that contains elements from the movie and its Haunted Halloween monsters, some have abilities. The swirl clears out to reveal the camera going past Wardenclyffe, New York (The main setting) to the full moon. See more »
Make Way (Legendary)
Written by Tim Myers (as Timothy Myers) and Aloe Blacc (as Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III)
Performed by Aloe Blacc
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »