With Flora missing, Lee and her family have a race on their hands to find the little girl. Was she abducted by the weird hillbilly-family-next-door, or is something much more sinister guilty of taking the child? Lee firmly believes it is the former so they start searching in the woods for her. Finding part-pig, part-doll effigies that would make your blood run cold they feel like they are closing in on the answer. When they come across an abandoned house they are repulsed to find the state it has been left in. But something much, much more disturbing awaits them in the barn…
After the shocking discovery they are no closer to finding the whereabouts of Flora. As the hours turn into days Lee is losing hope until an eccentric and enigmatic psychic by the name of Cricket Marlowe (perfect name for this character!) shows up at the farmhouse, uninvited and unexpected. Assuring the devastated mother he can help find her missing daughter he tunes into his abilities and learns she has been taken by Pricilla, a dead child who up until then Lee believed just to be a figment of Flora’s imagination. Buoyed by the news he then delivers the blow of the cost of his services. Money they can’t afford. After Matt throws him out Lee sneaks away to meet him and hands over the money he asked for.
His return to the house offers viewers an eerie scene of a séance where he makes contact with the butcher played by Kathy Bates – a Roanoke settler who was banished by her own and left for dead until a mysterious witch saved her and gave her the power to exact her revenge. She knows where the child is but will she return her to her mother?
Matt and Shelby’s relationship is tested when Shelby makes a stumbles upon a shocking sight which Matt has no memory of. Are the forces of evil trying to divide and conquer? Can they overcome their problems? When Shelby calls the police on Lee, believing her to have murdered in cold blood it seems unlikely.
What do the long deceased have in store for them? I, for one, can’t wait to find out.