Right on the cusp of womanhood, one young girl lives in a prison of an evil man's making. Keeping her locked in an attic, the man torments the girl with tales of a creature called the Wildling. According to him, the terrifying Wildling will kill children with horrifying frequency. Finally, the girl is freed from the attic with the help of a small-town sheriff. But her dreams of the Wildling don't go away. If anything, they only become worse with the passage of time, and it seems that maybe the man was telling the truth.