NARRATOR: During the spookiest time of the year... there are a few guidelines all ghosts and goblins should follow. Always stay on sidewalks. Never go to a stranger's house, and never go out alone.
OPENING: A couple dressed as a robot and Flash Gordon return to their home, the front lawn decorated with numerous 'ghost-crows' (scarecrow-style ghosts) and lit pumpkins.
Emma: [sarcastically] This was a great idea, honey. Really. It's just magical. It makes me wish every night was Halloween.
Henry: I'm sorry Em.
The robot, Emma (Leslie Bibb), takes a jack-o'-lantern to blow out the light but her boyfriend, Henry (Tahmoh Penikett), interrupts.
Henry: Wait, wait. Not yet.
Henry: You're supposed to keep it lit.
Henry: Ancient tradition?
Emma: Henry, it's Halloween, not Hanukkah. Baby, I'm lit and you're lit.
Henry: But honey...
Emma: But our little friend here? His night's over.
Emma blows out the jack-o'-lantern.
Henry: You know, you should be more careful. There are rules. You might upset someone.
Emma: Oh, please. Who?
Sam watches from across the street, then sneaks into the yard hiding behind decorations.
Emma: Let's just take all this crap down. It looks like a crime scene.
Henry: I told you I'd do it in the morning.
Emma: No, you won't. You're gonna sleep until noon and then play video games until 4. And besides, my mom is coming and she'll have an aneurysm if she sees this.
Emma: I'll do it. Go inside. Put on the tape.
While he goes in to "put on the tape", Emma starts to take down some of the decorations. After pulling the plug on the Halloween lights, she is amused watching little kids trick or treating.
However, Emma is alarmed when she then sees someone across the street in a white mask seemingly staring at her. A moment later, she is relieved to see it's just a teenager waiting for a ride from his friends.
As she removes the sheets off one of the ghost-crows and throws it in the box, something lunges at her, covering her in the white cloth. In the ensuing struggle, Emma tumbles onto the sidewalk where passing trick-or-treaters stop to investigate.
Under the sheets, a figure takes a bitten pumpkin-shaped sucker and slits Emma's throat.
Her blood stains through the sheets and the children run away.
The hidden assailant drags Emma's body back to the yard as Henry lies upstairs, passed out and with the TV on high volume.
Some time later, he notices Emma has not come up and goes down to the yard where he notices that one of the ghost-crows now has lights attached to it.
He removes the sheet and screams at the sight of Emma's disembodied head on a stake, the pumpkin sucker lodged in her mouth.
We return to a short portly boy wearing an orange T-shirt walking through a crowd participating in Halloween festivities. As he drags along a burlap bag with a dark stain at the bottom, he passes by characters seen later in the film's anthology.
The Halloween celebration and parties continue throughout the town and a parade marches down the main street.
TV Street Reporter: Werewolves, zombies and demons of every variety. They've all descended on the normally sleepy town of Warren Valley, OH. Where the holiday and all of its strange traditions are taken very seriously. It's only 8:00 and the streets are already packed with costumed visitors. Some to show off, others to blend in, but all to celebrate the magical night of Halloween. The one night a year where we can pretend to be the scariest thing we think of.