Alex (Brenda Vance), an up and coming TV journalist, returns to her hometown of Danford unaware that her brief encounter with a hitchhiker is about to result in unspeakable terror. As local government and police attempt to cope with a series of brutal murders, the small town plunges into a state of panic with shuttered homes, abandoned streets and padlocked businesses. The murders continue. Their grisly nature leads to an inescapable conclusion: all are clearly the work of a monster, more beast than man. The trail of death leads to a dark and forbidding old mill, where Alex and her companions come face to face with the evil itself - a meeting that ends in an explosive encounter.