A family of young orphans living in the outback, who are looking for replacement parents, along with their savage guard dogs, hold two motorists prisoner. The young children are looking for parental supervision and lure unsuspecting people back to their home, in the hope that they will replace their dead parents - however, anyone who rejects them, or doesn't measure up to their hopes, disappears completely. While driving along a country road, a photographer (Stacy Keach) stops to offer a seven-year-old boy a lift home. Once there he is invited to stay for dinner with the youngster and his six siblings. Tension mounts as the photographer, and the family's surrogate mother (Samantha Eggar), realise the children's intentions. Can they escape from these disturbed kids and their vicious dogs before it is too late?