John Peletier is a newspaper writer who specializes in the occult. His latest assignment is a visit to an abandoned town in rural Michigan. He is well aware of the town's reputation for evil. Having investigated many such towns, he knows the stories are more interesting than the truth.
The town, Edward's Lake, is deep inside a forest and sits next to a mysterious lake. Its abandoned buildings are full of clues and secrets. And danger.
When the team tries to leave, they find their vehicle has been sabotaged and their cell phones won't work. Stranded, with the night setting in, they decide to spend the night in a church. But as night falls, the full horror of their situation is unleashed a horror from which only one will walk away.