Chosen are ten writers, their ultimate goal to win the contest presented by the illustrious – and suspiciously elusive – Roderick Wells. Residing in his mansion for the summer, the task of penning the perfect tale of horror evokes the darkness already in their hearts, taking the form of regret, jealousy and ill intent. The ever-changing environment and dwindling number of the group doesn’t help matters, and soon the game descends into all-out madness.
Joe Crawford never would have expected to witness a mother abusing her infant, but making a stop at a gas station forces Joe to make a decision – to involve himself or let it be. Being a family man himself, he can’t bear the sight, yet saving Little Stevie from abuse results in terrible repercussions. Now a group of people have Joe in their sights, and they blame him for losing one of their own. They’ll stop at nothing to succeed in their revenge, even endangering Joe’s own daughter.
The Algonquin Falls grand opening proves deadly when creatures of myth emerge from below and begin slaughtering every man, woman and child. Trying to avoid being killed and eaten, Jesse and his group have no choice but to enter the expansive cave system under their feet and search for alternate means to escape the state park. Soon they meet up with Charly and her band of survivors that are on a rescue mission, and together they join forces where not only are they outnumbered, but something much larger, more powerful, is also on their trail.