He's a short-order cook who can see demons and a gateway to hell. He encounters Willem Dafoe, because you would in that line of work.
Odd Thomas is actually based on a book by Dean Koontz, and the movie seems to have as healthy a sense of the absurd as John Dies at the End. There's just one red flag, and that'd be the director.
Really? Now I'm worried. It looked good until I saw the name of the G.I. Joe/Mummy Returns guy.
That said, I loved Deep Rising and the first Mummy. Please be more like that. Trailer after the jump.