Three years after a car accident in which he killed a girl, Matt Sullivan (Patrick Muldoon) is finally moving on. He's still haunted by nightmares and a sense of guilt that he let his mother and well-connected uncle get him off the hook, even though he was driving drunk. But now he has a new girlfriend, Dawn (Keegan Connor Tracy), and they're about to spend a weekend with her family, who live deep in a rural area that locals call "Blackwoods." They have dinner at the Silverstone Diner, spend a couple of hours at the Yellow Rose Motel and then things get weird. Dawn disappears for a walk in the dark, and a man with an ax bursts into the room. Matthew escapes and retur...