Shadowzone: My Teacher Ate My Homework

TV Movie
Drama, Mystery, Thriller • 1997
Thirteen-year-old Jesse (Gregory Smith) is a typical teenager: he baby-sits his sister, Annabel (Dara Perlmutter); hangs out with his best friend, Cody (Edwin Hodge) and hates his teacher, Mrs. Fink (Shelley Duvall).


TV Movie


Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Original Air Date





  • Shelley Duvall
  • Gregory Smith
  • Margot Kidder
While visiting a vintage clothing shop with Cody’s wacky, New Age older sister, Geneva (Diana Theodore), Jesse sees a doll that looks exactly like his dreaded teacher, and he convinces the shopkeeper to sell it to him. When Jesse accidentally pierces the doll’s arm with a sewing needle, he is shocked to find Mrs. Fink with her arm in a sling the next day and gets spooked when a spot on the doll’s face appears, exactly where Mrs. Fink has a mole. While playing with the doll, Annabel drags it down the stairs, banging its head on each step. Jesse sees this and panics, but is relieved the next day to see Mrs. Fink intact. Shortly after, however, Mrs. Fink is knocked over by a football and hits her head against the school steps?the same way the doll did. Jesse’s worst fears are confirmed when the doll crawls out of his backpack and speaks to him. He throws the doll away, but it turns up in his room again. Afraid to leave it where his sister could get to it, Jesse takes the doll to school.