Robert Harmon's psychological thriller tells the tale of a graduate student whose childhood comes back to haunt her. Julia Lund (Laura Regan) is a seemingly well adjusted young woman who is getting a Master's degree in psychology. But one night she receives a call from her childhood friend, Billy (Jon Abrahams), who appears to have lost his grip on reality. Billy is convinced that the nighttime monsters that plagued both him and Julia as youngsters have returned to torment him. Before she can get him to calm down, Billy has turned a gun on himself and pulled the trigger. At the funeral service, Julia meets college friends of Billy's (Ethan Embry and Dagmara Dominczyk), who confess that they too had night terrors as children. Already under enough stress with her impending thesis defense, Julia must now contend with the supernatural evil that has begun to wreak havoc on her life. Harmon, who directed the classic 1986 thriller THE HITCHER, creates a dark and gloomy atmosphere, leaving it to the viewer to decide if this is really happening, or if it's all just inside Julia's stressed-out, fragile mind.