Skeleton Creek incorporates a Scholastic book series with online movie. The text gives passwords to use on the movie website. The book is actually Ryan’s journal after an accident left him bedridden and in the midst of a mystery. He enlists his friend, Sarah, though their parents forbid them to communicate. Sarah sends Ryan E-mails and videos to collaborate in their investigation of strange and possibly haunted activities at Sketelon Creek, an old gold rush mining town.