“Nothing good ever comes to the children in horror films”
~ Kristopher Rufty
School is out for the year, and Joel Olsen sees a summer vacation filled with all things horror! Along with the books and movies, he’s looking forward to the time he can spend working on his masks, and special FX.
He’s about to experience a horror filled vacation alright, but not the kind he planned for. The blood is real, and the bodies are piling up…
Joel lives with his older sister Haley. They’re still trying to adjust since losing both of their parents in a car accident about five months ago. Joel spends a lot of time by himself; Haley has to work full time, and he feels like he’s drifting apart from his best friends.
After his sister leaves for work, Joel is thinking about starting the yard work she asked him to do, but something at the far end of the lawn catches his eye. A body! There’s person lying in his yard – covered in blood, and near death. The masked man is just like the killers in the movies he loves so much. Instead of getting scared and running away, Joel brings him inside and helps him get patched up.
It’s a strange summer – a killer helping a boy with yard work, and a boy helping a killer get rid of a body. They can see something in each other, a common thread, and their friendship is immediate. But, when Joel finally realizes that he’s gotten in too deep, it’s too late – and there is serious trouble coming.
Usually, when a friendship falls apart you get your CD’s back and part ways. When this friendship is put to the test… one of them might not survive.
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