At the film's opening, Dan and Sara Anderson are experiencing Marriage fallout. According to their preteen children, Clark and Annette, they both underestimate each other's role in the family. When a new position with the New Orleans Saints takes them to New Orleans, they purchase a dilapidated mansion. Upon arrival, they start fighting worse than ever. The children go up into the attic and discover a book of spells, finding out from their babysitter, the resident Louisiana Voodoo magician (fantasy), that this house once belonged to the most powerful sorceress in the area. Desperate to save their parents marriage, they cast a spell which inadvertently switches their parents' bodies.