Things go horribly wrong when the guys try to come up with a horror film.
Season: 14 Episode: 04
Total Episode Count: 253
Prod. no.: CACX16
First Aired: October 25, 2015
Guest Starring: John Cougar Mellencamp
Featuring: Peter Griffin, Joe, Cleveland, Quagmire
Also Appearing: Lois, Chris, Meg, Stewie, Brian, Rupert, Mayor Adam West, Jimmy Sullivan, Albert, Jan Itter, Johnny Wind Chimes, Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, John Goodman Uncensored version: Bruce
Musical Numbers: Dodge Tough
Director: Greg Colton
: Young BaekWriters
: Chris Sheridan Storyboarders
: Won Ki Cho
, Dante Leandado
, Bao Nguyen Plot
The guys go to a horror movie but are highly disappointed and believe they could write a better movie themselves. Bouncing around ideas, they are unhappy with their results and decide to go to an abandoned asylum to get inspired. Arriving, they start pitching ideas such as Peter's suggestion of a monster cat film, Cleveland's idea for a zombie film set in an abandoned hospital and an evil bar of soap. Hearing a noise, they try to flee but find the door locked. They decide to crawl through a vent and find themselves in the basement. Near another exit, they bump into a man with a hook although when they decide to tackle him since they outnumber, they beat him to death, but not before they find out he was an honored vet trying to help.
Realizing that they killed an innocent man, Quagmire wants to turn themselves in but Joe negates that idea. They decide to bury the body and maintain their silence, but when they spot his car, they bury it in a second hole with him. Arriving home, Lois chews out Peter for not doing the dishes but he almost believes she knows his secret. She also drops other innocent lines but Peter's nerves keep him on edge. He finds the other guys have had issues. Deciding to frame Quagmire by planting evidence, Peter finds they have all had the same idea with each other's belongings and they face off with each other's shovels. However, they realize their setup is perfect for a horror movie but decide it stinks as bad as other horror ideas. Passing a newspaper box, they find out that their janitor's military honors were faked and they feel better about themselves. But back at the asylum, a hooked hand emerges from the dirt along with a door from the car they buried.
Meanwhile, Brian irritates Stewie by pretending to be even more intellectual than usual due to his new glasses. Forced to sit through Brian trying to pick up a girl, he vows to destroy the glasses. When they go to a spa, Stewie enlists Chris to cut the lock off Brian's locker but he screws up by locking themselves in the sauna. Dropping any pretense of subtleties, he bashes Brian's face with a baseball bat to break the glasses.