Exploring alone, Caroline finds herself fleeing a fierce thunderstorm. Backtracking to the cabin, she takes a wrong path and gets helplessly lost. While seeking temporary shelter in an old, decrepit shed she discovers the kidnap victim she'd read about in the local paper. The woman, bound and gagged was imprisoned in a root cellar. Caroline's thwarted attempt at a rescue finds her with the end of a cold steel shotgun pressed against her back.
Back at the cabin, Jason, a private detective, paces the floor. He can't imagine where his wife could be during the ferocious storm, or why she doesn't return after the storm subsides.
Caroline and the woman lay side by side in the darkness, now victims of a crazed madman. The two young women must find a way to save themselves before their captor returns and digs graves for two.