The eve before Halloween a portal opens in a cemetery and a hooded barefoot figure steps forth. In his hands is a leather bound book which he strokes lovingly with slender fingers. There is only one witness to this event and that is the groundskeeper. The poor man, he trembles and drops his trash bag, its contents spilling onto his feet. There is only one priority in this man's eyes and that is to go to the police. But the groundskeeper finds that he cannot move. His feet are permanently glued to the dirt, and yet he struggles to get away. The man screams as the figure advances with his book raised. The moonlight allows the groundskeeper to see the figure's pale lips and they barely move as he whispers, "You don't look like a hero, but I can't have you running off and telling people. Not yet." The figure mutters an incantation and the groundskeeper's lips are sealed. In the morning when the first visitors arrive, they would find him asleep standing up and unable to speak a word. The Estern Manor, owned by the Reeth family, has a tradition of throwing a Halloween party for their friends and family. The gathering is a small one, but the family ensures that the house is properly decorated. The Victorian style home -already painted in black, grey and white - gets decorated with cobwebs upon its doors and windows, a fog machine is set up in the yard alongside mock gravestones, and a giant cauldron sits in the middle of the entryway for apple bobbing. Mason Reeth, the family's only son has invited all of his closest friends to the party with specific instructions to come in full costume. And come they did, dressed to scare and impress. For several hours they partied and danced the night away, drinking and sharing stories of their career while a hooded man enters the manor. Of course in a costume party it is hard for anyone to look suspicious. The man walks down the entry hall, past the cauldron with apples and into the room where Jonathan and his friends sit, merrily chatting away. The man shuts the door quietly and locks it. "Excuse me, but what are you doing?" asks Mason. Underneath his hood the man sneers. Darkness falls upon the group, where they lay on the ground writhing. The man opens another portal which he steps through but leaves open. Through the haze of agony they hear the man say, "If you wish to be human again I suggest you step through." And he disappears into its depths.