It's a beautiful day on the campus of Monsters University...a beautiful day for the Scare Games, that is! As per usual, teams of monsters will compete in five grueling events -- Toxicity Challenge, Avoid the Parent, Don't Scare the Teen, Hide and Sneak, and Simulated Scare -- to see who is truly the most frightening monster in the frat house.
But this year, there's some new blood entering the games. Four new fraternities have been recognized by Dean Hardscrabble, each led by an older, experience student, each determined to prove that they are still the masters of inducing fear. One who lays claim to this title is the Dream Master himself, the leader of Slasha Slayta Die, the face-melted fish knife-fingered Freddy Krueger. Refusing to follow the traditional Greek alphabet format, Nemesis and the Nemenasties bring their rocket launchers, miniguns, and zombie mutations to the field. From Hex Omicron Hex Omicron Hex Omicron come the vassals of the one and only Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington. And Kappa Amenophus arrives chanting the name of their personal god, the ancient mummy known as Imhotep. Which fictional monster will lead their followers to victory in the Scare Games?
Featuring the return of Colin after only one episode (albeit as a guest host, officially), MeganBob's first judgment, Dan's continued mummy advocacy (and other important causes), Liz shouting a single word over and over again, Miles' increasingly rapid hair loss due to frustrating audio problems (not pictured), and more excellent music from Kevin MacLeod, "The Show Must Be Go" (www.incompetech.com). Smashtoberfest has come to an end, but Smash Fiction thunders ever onward.
And nothing could be scarier than that.