The Frightening is a homoerotic horror movie, released in 2002, directed by David DeCoteau. It's Corey Peterson's first day at Hallow End High School (nicknamed Halloween High). He had moved to this small town with his mother due to a traumatic incident in his past. During his first day, he is approached by a fellow new arrival named Mason. His new friend warns Corey that a friend of Mason's, who had attended the school, has died. Mason warns Corey to stay away from the wrestler Perry and the people who follow him. After two students vanish, Corey attempts to consult with the principal, but gets nowhere. Corey and Mason then team up to get to the bottom of the mystery.