A photographer researching a shocking mass murder on a small town farm finds himself and his son in mortal danger in this gothic thriller from Germany. Photographer Marc Barenberg (Benno Fürmann) is on assignment in the Bavarian countryside with his son Tyll when the pair happens across the secluded town of Kaifeck. Back in 1922, a Kaifeck farmhouse was the scene of a gruesome murder spree that the superstitious locals refuse to speak about nearly a century later. According to them the farmhouse is cursed, and not even chatty innkeeper Juliana will share the details of the crime with Marc. The photographer continues his investigation regardless, and begins experiencing a series of disturbing dreams as the wounds inflicted on the unfortunate victims begin to manifest on his body. Meanwhile, the locals have begun to turn on Marc, viewing his constant inquiries as an intrusion that must be stopped at any cost. As the citizens of Kaifeck don devil costumes in celebration of a pagan holiday, Marc realizes that his own obsession over the crime may have inadvertently sealed the fates of himself, his frightened son, and perhaps even the kindly Juliana.