After three years of living in Shanghai, Sarah, Jason and their young son, Sammy, return to North America for a family funeral. However, on their return something unexpected and terrifying begins to grip this once happy family: Sammy starts to tell Sarah that he is seeing phantoms and apparitions. Before long, he falls gravely ill. With traditional western medicine offering little hope, Sarah turns desperately to a mysterious pharmacist who warns that her son is being held in the death grip of a ‘living corpse’. To save her child Sarah must find ort what the spirits want before they take his soul for their own hideous purposes. With time running out. Sarah has a single day until the sun rises on the last day of the Chinese month of the ghost, or Sammy will be lost forever. The spirits have spoken their deadly warning.