Life couldn't possibly get worse, or so thought 14-year-old Dane and his 10-year-old brother Lucas, when their single mother, Susan, uproots them from New York City to the sleepy little town of Bensonville. For Dane, the only exciting thing about their new town is the beautiful girl next door, Julie. With Susan spending more and more time at work, Dane and Lucas are left unattended to explore their eerie new residence. With Dane paying more attention to Julie, he has far less time and patience for his little brother. But everything changes when they find a sinister black hole under a locked trap door in the basement. As the brothers experiment with the hole, they realize that the cold pit seems to go on forever. They drop a penny, and it never hits bottom. They lower a flashlight, and it is consumed by the darkness. Hoping for some answers about the house's past, Dane and Lucas bring Julie in on their new discovery. When the hole is exposed, evil is unleashed. With strange shadows lurking around every corner and past nightmares coming to life, the trio will have to come face to face with their darkest fears to put an end to the hole.