Wilford Butler returns home on Christmas Eve and his house had been turned into a mental institution for the criminally insane.
On the day of his return, he is set on fire and he dies. The town's people believe his death was an accident and the institution is later closed down.
Wilford left the house to his grandson Jeffrey. A number of years later, Jeffrey finally decides to sell his grandfather's house but the town's people, including the Mayor have mixed feelings on keeping people away from the house, especially when a serial killer escapes from another institution and finds refuge there.
The killer makes frightening phone calls and kills anyone that ventures near the house.
What does this crazed killer have in common with what happened to Wilford Butler years before?