Kris is jealous of all the attention her twin sister Lindy is getting with her ventriloquist's dummy. When she gets one of her own, weird and evil things begin to happen. Can a dummy be causing all the trouble?
There is something weird happening in Fever Swamp. It started with a strange howling at night, and a rabbit torn to shreds. People think Grady's new dog is responsible. But Grady knows his dog is just a regular old dog.
He's having a really, really bad hair day! Larry Boyd just found the coolest thing in the trash. It's an old bottle of INSTA-TAN. "Rub on a dark suntan in minutes" is what the label says. So Larry and his friends do, but nothing much happens. Then Larry notices the hair. Dark spiky hair growing on his hands and face. Really gross shiny hair. Hair that keeps growing back even after he shaves it off.
When Amy needs a new ventriloquist dummy, her dad finds Slappy in a local pawnshop. Slappy's kind of ugly, but Amy's having fun practicing her new routine. Then horrible, nasty things start happening. Because there's something odd about Slappy. Something not quite right. Something evil.
A famous horror writer is what Zackie Beauchamp wants to be. He's writing a story about a giant blob monster, a pink slimy creature who eats up an entire town! But the strange part is, every scary word Zackie types on his typewriter, is starting to come true.