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Sunday, October 22 at 8 PM ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Inside the dark and dusty basement storage room of City Hall an old, sepia-toned photo taken of Middleton resident Cotton Perriwood on his porch, festively decorated for Halloween, is discovered. Along with it are a wooden crate containing four gargoyles and muslin sheets that bear the cryptic Perriwood prophecy. The enchantress Cassie Nightingale (Catherine Bell) tells the legendary story to Grace (Bailee Madison): Perriwood was believed to have used magic to cause disasters in Middleton, was banished as a result and never again saw the Merriwick woman he loved.
He vowed revenge, leaving behind a written prophecy that Middleton would suffer a great curse one future Halloween night.
While Cassie and Grace, as well as Stephanie (Kylee Evans), Abigail (Sarah Power) and even Sam (James Denton, with some coercing, begin decorating for Halloween, a mysterious stranger (Noam Jenkins) arrives in Middleton. With an uncanny likeness to Cotton Perriwood himself, he is very interested in the decorative displays around town, creating a nervous uneasiness in everyone. Strange events begin to occur exactly as predicted in the Perriwood prophecy: jack-o-lanterns crash and roll on the ground, frogs appear in the fountain, a chilling horde of bats flies overhead and the residents of Middleton begin to fear the curse has come alive.
Meanwhile, Grace conjures up a magical idea to bring out the spirit of Halloween and benefit the children’s ward in the hospital by creating a special decorating contest where residents participate in a “Halloween Crawl”: go from business to business and judge who has the best decorations, followed by a big costume party at Grey House. Grace hopes to bring people together, but instead the competition creates conflict and turns fierce – especially between Stephanie and Abigail – bringing another part of the curse to life. Martha (Catherine Disher), worried that the curse could threaten all of Middleton, sneaks the pages away from Cassie to scour them and find clues, convinced Cassie and Sam hold the key to breaking the curse and saving the town.
On Halloween night at Cassie’s party at Grey House, the mysterious stranger appears once again and the last of the bizarre events occurs as predicted. The lights go out and it looks like the rest of the Perriwood prophecy is coming true. But when Grace figures out how the four gargoyles are the key to revealing how the prophecy ends, she races to put the pieces of the puzzle together. It’s then up to Cassie to interpret the clues and figure out how to stop the curse, along the way discovering that the future isn’t always written exactly as it seems.