Jesse is a young boy whose school work is suffering. His hatred of his teacher, Mrs. Fink, leads him into the Shadow Zone, a place where fantasy and reality meet. There he becomes haunted by a voodoo doll that bears an uncanny resemblance to Mrs. Fink. Eventually, dangerous things start happening to the helpless teacher as well as Jesse's mother and sister. Jesse enlists his best friend Cody, Cody's older sister, Geneva, and her New Age bookstore guru, Sol, to send the sinister doll back to the Shadow Zone before it's too late.