Successful real-estate man JOHN ADAMS has some reservations about new neighbour SATAN and leather-clad manservant GIMP. The flamboyant duo have been embraced by the local community but Honest John suspects that the ultimate evil has taken up residence next door.
Maybe it's the barbecues and bonfires at all hours, attended by all sorts. An endless party punctuated by comings, goings and furtive exchanges. A clamour of roar and sizzle.
Maybe it's the random bellowing, the way the shadows move in the windows. The dogs barking or the gunfire.. Maybe it's the Gimp, lurking in plain sight, watching from Satan's garden.
Or maybe it's Satan himself that makes the alarm bells ring. The red skin. The horns and the pointed ears. The smug goatee and charisma smoldering with the fire of the pit.
John's friendly wife EVELYN ADAMS has extended her red carpet to the newcomers. Little JOHNNY Junior sports a felt pen goatee. Faithful SPOT sits at bright-eyed at Satan's feet, the old mutt has a new lease on life.
Events coalesce around John Adams, drawing him in to Satan's circle and climaxing at the Devil's Ball - a grand Halloween costume bash which is thrown by the Prince of Darkness for friends and neighbours.