Four New Jersey college students seeking to soak up some sun in Florida during the winter break encounter a horrifying local legend after taking an ill-advised detour through the hills of West Virginia. Years ago, in the sleepy backwoods town of Rolling Glen, a black truck driver named Ray Williams was said to have been horribly brutalized and left for dead by the locals after stopping off for a quick drink. According to legend, Williams' body was dumped in an empty cornfield. In the aftermath of the abhorrent event, corrupt local sheriff Earl Taggart helped to acquit the men responsible for the crime, forever sealing the grim fate of this once-peaceful village. Fifteen years later, Taggart still rules over Rolling Glen with an iron fist; determined not to let his damning secret get out. But rumors persist that Williams didn't die in the attack, and that he still roams the outskirts of town subsisting on the local wildlife. Purportedly, Williams crafted a makeshift cast in order to cover his hideously mutilated visage -- thus earning him the name Plasterhead. Now, as a group of stranded teens seek shelter in a decrepit local farmhouse, they are about to find out that some urban legends are too terrifying to be simple fiction.