The Sineater...according to legend, a dark and mysterious figure of the night who devours food from the chests of the dead to allow them to ascend to heaven. In the small American town, children have to lock themselves away on the rare occasions the Sineater calls at their home. Now the order has been broken – the Sineater has children of his own. But when Joel, the last born, begins to lead a normal life, strange and disturbing events begin to affect the peaceful life of the community. Before long no-one is safe from the dark forces that have been set loose. But does the evil come from the Sineater? His family? Or some other mysterious force?