The following is a list of characters from The Five Masks of Dr. Screem in order of appearance.

This page contains spoilers! Do not read this before finishing the story.


Character Description

The Story-Keeper, who also calls himself "The Listener", narrates the introduction to this book and the outro.
Monica Anderson

Monica Anderson is a red-haired, fairly small, twelve-year-old girl from the city of Hillcrest. She tells the story.
Masks of Screem

  • Human skull mask
  • Mummy mask
  • Himalayan snow wolf mask
  • Alien pig creature mask
  • Ugly insect mask

These living masks were created by the sorcerer Hallow a century before Monica's story takes place. Screem protects the masks, while Belladonna tries to steal them.
Peter Anderson

Peter is Monica's ten-year-old, blond-haired brother. He is tall and hyper-active.
Mrs. Anderson and Mr. Anderson

Monica and Peter's mother and father dissapear early in the story, forcing the children to embark on a journey to save them. Mrs. Anderson is small and thin, like her daughter. Meanwhile, Mr. Anderson is tall, like his son.
Caroline and Regina

Caroline and Regina are two of Monica's friends. They go trick-or-treating with her, but they don't care for her brother.

Originally introduced as Bella, Belladonna is an evil sorceress. She tricks the protagonists into trying to help her. She is named after atropa belladonna, a poisonous plant that is commonly known as deadly nightshade.

A dead sorcerer who created five powerful, magic masks and a book that can be used to predict and change the future.
Dr. Screem

Dr. Screem is a white-haired sorcerer. He is also in charge of protecting the masks created by Hallow from Belladonna.
Klein family

  • Mrs. Klein
  • Mr. Klein
  • Phoebe

Though only described briefly, the Klein family is said to be the next-door neighbors of the Anderson family. Mrs. Klein is the girls' basketball coach at Hillcrest Middle School, Mr. Klein travels regularly, and their daughter — Phoebe — is in preschool.
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