You'd do anything to protect your child, wouldn't you? So would Howard Dougan. So much so that he moves his family from the big city to live in an old house on an island in the middle of a lake. He thinks they'll be safe there. There are memories on the island, but do they belong to the house, or do they belong to the Dougans? Howard doesn't realize that a secret is being kept from him, and when he does, it's far too late.
Rebecca is hitchhiking home on a late winter night. She gets a lift from a man and his daughter, but their car breaks down in the middle of a huge forest. The man goes to get help, but doesn't come back. Rebecca and the daughter go looking for him and come across a house in the forest. The sinister owner, Mrs. Lukas, allows them to come in. But will she allow them to come out again?