A young woman is invited by her girlfriend, who lives in an English country mansion, to stay there with her. The estate, however, isn't quite what it seems--and neither is the friend who issued the invitation.
Francesa Kinsolving, a very pregnant widow whose husband was rescently killed in action in Vietnam, travels to visit her late husband's mother in a snowy Minnesota town only to get snowed in during a fierce blizard where she's forced to wait it out only to slowly uncover some terrible dark secrets that Mrs. Kinsolving has been hiding, one of them is her psychotic other son, a recent escapee from a lunatic asylum, who is shacked up in the basement of the house.
Growing up can be murder! Unusually bright thirteen-year-old Rynn (two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster, The Accused, Silence of the Lambs) lives in a big old house with her reclusive father... all alone. Or does she? When Rynn s nosy landlady (Alexis Smith) and a lecherous neighbor (Martin Sheen, Apocalypse Now, Badlands) begin to suspect that this little girl is hiding a dark and dangerous secret, Rynn is determined to preserve her isolated existence at any cost especially if anyone dares to go down in the cellar. A chilling and haunting cult classic, this razor-sharp story of suspense (Albuquerque Journal) also stars Scott Jacoby (Bad Ronald) and stands as a chilling, unforgettable thriller loaded with twists and turns.