It's Halloween, the witching time of year, and for the small town of DenMark this is the worst time of year. Why? Well, because DenMark is cursed with a horrible old witch living on Bone Crusher Lane. Every year at this time, the townsfolk lock up their homes against the witch. You see, DenMark has a curse on it in the name of old Lucille Peacock. Every All Hallows' Eve, the witch steals a child from the townsfolk - call it a sacrifice. This night, however, something has changed in DenMark. Maybe it's the new full moon; maybe it's the beating heart on the vampire boy, Higby, whom the witch employs to kidnap the kids. But something has most definitely changed this All Hallows' Eve.