DJ and Chowder are playing hoops at DJ’s house, when Chowder makes a bad toss and the ball rolls across the street to Mr. Nebbercracker’s house.
Nebbercracker is a well-known neighborhood crank who hates kids.
When the boys try to recover the basketball, they have a confrontation with Nebbercracker, who has a heart attack.
With Nebbercracker in the hospital, and Halloween fast approaching, the boys notice that, even unoccupied, the house’s chimney continues to smoke…and that’s the least strange thing they notice.
Wholesome scares for the whole family.
- We’re not sure anything is happening.
- Something is happening, but we’re not sure what or why.
- We do something about what’s happening.
Attempts by DJ, Chowder, and Jenny to deal with the house tick right through try, fail, learn something; repeat, until they learn enough about the house, and themselves, to save the day.