Steven Grimes, an avid writer from a small town in the Midwest, is suffering from writer's block. An encounter with a strange, old man has left Steven unable to produce a single word. He is haunted by his encounter with the mysterious old man in town, known only as Heflin. Since meeting him, Steven Grimes has only been able to write the cryptic and strange ramblings from Heflin, who speaks of an ancient festival called Samhain.
These ramblings soon begin to take on meaning. Steven begins to quench the writer's block by researching Samhain and the terrible truth behind its origin. The research spawns a new writing project . . . a project that will propel Steven Grimes through a dark journey from which there is no escape.