3 best friends spend the day trying to figure out how to get in to see the female vampire in a traveling side show. They spend the day freaking out over weird happenings. Things get weirder when they get to the show.
I don't think the sister-in-law, Lee, was very realistically written, even considering this takes place in 1963. Or maybe because it takes place in 1963. And the clothing described sounded more late 70's early 80's to me. Although I'm not up on what was fashionable in the early 60's.
This one felt like Laymon was trying for a Robert McCammon feel. He didn't do half bad in my opinion.
However, he managed to pack 3 days worth of activities into the hours between 9am and midnight of one day. Maybe everyone was the Flash.