Unlike most twelve-year-old boys, Charlie is not happiest at football practice or playing video games, for him, the best and most fascinating place on earth is Wenzels VHS Video Store, especially in the horror section.
Fascinated by the ghouls and monsters that reach and tear from the video covers Charlie becomes obsessed with getting his hands on one of these films. So, when an unscrupulous desk clerk offers him a deal, a deal that will allow him to take one of these terrible treats home with him, he leaps at the chance. Never knowing what he might be taking home along with the tape.
Scary Movies is a story of adolescence, friendship, and terror that will make the reader nostalgic for those VHS horror movies but scared to ever watch one again.