Poor Ed! What's a normal kid like him doing in a place like Nocturnia? He's supposed to be the heir to the throne of his dastardly dad - otherwise known as the Boogeyman himself, Silas Grimm! But Ed just isn't cut out for the work. Quiet, gentle, and altogether unspooky, it appears to everyone that Ed will never have what it takes to rule the land of nightmares and dark deeds. Rather than giving up on his only heir, Silas ships Ed off to fright school, hoping his woefully un-strange little boy will learn the skills befitting of the next Boogeyman. Instead, Ed ends up learning something about himself that will shock everyone - everyone, that is except the mother who switched him at birth!