A young couple is sitting on a couch
in the living room of their house, watching a horror flick - but only
one person is concentrating on it, terrified by what she sees, the other one is
more concentrating on the girl next to him... Anyway, still they have no idea
that they might be in a similar horror scenario themselves in a few seconds...
Outside - that horror is approaching, sneaking around the house, coming closer,
getting into the living room...
A terrifying hand with an even more terrifying huge blade is approaching the
couch, while the couple's male part is approaching the lips of the female part...
Then - just before the terrifying hand can plunge in the terrifying knife, the
scene suddenly is interrupted - the girl rebuffs the boy vigorously and complains
about the way of his 'kissing'... We are in the middle of - a filmproduction...
The two friends Warren (Jason Lively) and Fred (Tim McDaniel) are dreaming of making it in Hollywood -
Warren as an actor, Fred as director, preferred of horror flicks.
They are sharing a little house at the outskirts of L.A., that's full of
requisites from horror movies and other funny things.
The only one they can convince from time to time to take the female part in
their 'shockers' is aspiring actress Laurie (Jill Whitlow), whom Warren is also romantically interested in...
That the three are not overwhelmingly successful, is alone shown by the
pack of unpaid bills, that Fred is dragging out of their mailbox at the
beginning... But - under all these letters there's also one that could
change their lives, financially... at least at first sight. It's informing
Warren about a heritage of his father, who recently passed away... But when
Warren comes to the administrator Stafford (Julian Curry - a class of his own),
the only thing he can hand out to Warren is an old pawn-ticket...!
When the two come to the Pawn Shop Owner (Andreas Kovac-Zemen - again a class of his own),
they even have to give him money... And what they get is an old suitcase with a few worthless looking things...
For example an old mantel clock and old photographs, showing Warren's grandfather Frederick McCloud and his butler Louis...
But the suitcase seems worthless only at the first sight, because shortly afterwards some more
people show interest in the thing: the producer Stan Gordon (Paul Gleason) sets the
private detective Karl (Leonard Lansink) on the trace of the suitcase (both a class of their own, too)...
Karl can make it to get the suitcase, but the actual secret is slumbering in
the clock... Fred has repaired it, has given it a new nice place in their home -
and precisely at midnight the clock unfolds its magic, releasing the butler's ghost...
This is the birth of the cutest monster I know in film history - Louis!
The rest of the film leads the four, Warren, Laurie, Fred and Louis, to several
little adventures, which I don't want to give away, in case anyone has the luck
to get his/her hands on this flick.