Edgar and Allan Poe, great-great-great-great-grandnephews of the legendary Edgar Allan Poe, managed to outwit the nefarious Professor P. Pangborn Perry, who is determined to kill one of them in order to prove a mad scientific theory. Now the boys are in New Orleans, about to play the young Poe in a feature film. But the role may cost them their lives, because now someone else wants them dead. But who? Can the twins, with the help of their co-stars, Em and Milly Dickinson, outwit them?