Ernest Chapel tells about where he was last Halloween. In a little cell, playing solitaire, when his game is interupted by a prison official. He’s a man who is innocent. Is there any other kind in prison? In his case, he’s looking at a trip to the gallows. He talks with his lawyer, and the various points of circumstantial evidence emerges, and how he came to be convicted. His fate is sealed, unless new evidence can be uncovered.
If nobody else does, his lawyer believes in him, but anybody who might clear the condemned man has been killed. Listen to the creepy, and discriptive narative of the man’s thoughts surrounding his pending hanging.
To top it all off, it’s Halloween, All Souls Night, the night that souls are said to walk the earth. In the stress of the moment, Ernest has an out of body experience. He hears a call. Who can it be? Souls of the past that have come to visit him? Do they carry good news?
The souls of the people who he is accused of killing offer a host of evidence. Will it be in time? Can his lawyer find it, and present it in time? As much as the souls tell, they hold back at revealing the real killer. When they take him along to haunt the killer, what does that mean for him? He ponders over the experience of being the only living soul among all these others, and the thing they are about to do.
There’s a mystery here. Who is the killer? Can Ernest clear his name? Why did the killer do what he did? Does it really matter in the end? A good spooky story for Halloween.