The Last Temptation is based on a concept created by rock star Alice Cooper and Neil Gaiman (author of the Sandman comics). The story was the basis for Alice Cooper's album of the same name. However, after the album was finished it was clear that the story needed to be told. It would have been a crime to keep the story of Steven and how he was tempted by the mysterious Showman from the public. On the day before Hallowe'en one year, while walking home from school with his friends, Steven discovers an old theater. They encounter a strange man in a battered coat and top hat who offers them a ticket to the theater. It's the theater of the real, "The only entertainment that gives you undiluted wonder". However, there is only one ticket. Only one boy can visit the theater, and didn't your parents tell you not to accept presents from strangers? Steven's no fool, but when his friends accuse him of being to scared to take the ticket he has no choice but to follow the Showman into his strange, twisted carnival of souls. What Steven doesn't know is that this is the Theater of the Real, and he isn't just the audience, he's also the star, and the show must go on.