A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S SCREAMR.L. Stine
Claire’s parents run one of the
biggest independent movie studios in L.A.,
and Claire has always been desperate to
act in a movie. Finally at 16, she and her
friend Delia have been given their dream.
They are both going to have featured roles
in a remake of a teen haunted house film,
The original Mayhem Manor, begun
in 1960, was interrupted when three of its
young actors were murdered one-by-one in
hideous accidents. The studio shut down
the film, and it was never finished.
Now, Claire and Delia can’t wait for the new production to begin—in the
creepy old house where the first film was made. History can’t repeat itself—can
Sadly, the answer seems to be yes as the young cast members begin to
die in ghastly ways that mirror the original production. Claire’s dream has
become a nightmare. Will she become the next victim?
With Claire, Delia, and two boyfriends, the book features the romantic
entanglement of the Shakespeare comedy. There’s even a Puck character with
his devilishly potent potions. But once they enter Mayhem Manor and the ugly
murders begin, the comedy quickly turns to bone-chilling horror.