Sam is a monster movie buff who lives with his grandmother. Unwilling to wait until Christmas so he can write to Santa Claus, Sam decides to write to Dracula for Halloween instead. Much to his surprise, Dracula personally responds. Sam quickly learns that Dracula isn't what he used to be - he's lost his confidence, and he can't even scare people anymore! Chaos ensues as Sam makes it his mission to help Dracula regain his mojo and learn to scare again.