Something Wicked This Way Comes
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When a carnival comes to town, two boys are introduced to a sinister and disturbing world.
The carnival comes to town and the lives of two young boys are changed forever....
A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. Two boys stand perilously close to learning it's dark secrets.
Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. Two curious boys will soon discover the secrets, and the heavy price, of being drawn into the show.
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Two boys, James Nightshade and William Holloway, must save the souls of the people in their small town when an evil carnival arrives at Halloween.
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Need, want, desire, we burn those in our fluids, oxidize those in our souls, which jet streams out lips, nostrils, eyes, ears, broadcasts from antennae-fingers, long or short wave, God only knows, but the freak-masters perceive Itches and come crab-clustering to Scratch. It's traveled a long way on an easy map, with people handy by every crossroad to lend it lustful pints of agony to power it on.
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