Zach and his Mum move to Madison after his Dad died so that she can take up a new job. Zach is curious about his unfriendly neighbour Mr.Shivers and his very friendly daughter Hannah. Zach thinks Shivers is keeping his daughter in the house against her will but when he manages to get inside the house Zach finds she is quite okay. He does discover though, a whole library of books kept under lock and key.
When Zach manages to get one book open, he finds out why they were locked. He unleashes the Abominable Snowman into the real world along with a ventriloquist dummy called Slappy (who is very evil), giant insects, a werewolf, garden gnomes and zombies who want to destroy everything and run riot through the town. It turns out Shivers is the author R.L. Stine and these creatures are from his imagination. It’s up to Zach, Hannah, Champ and Stine to find a way to put a stop to it.
There are quite a lot of scary scenes in this movie that would frighten younger kids such as:
The main messages from this movie are to try and solve problems and to overcome fears.
Content is age appropriate for children this age
Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended
Content is not age appropriate for children this age