In 1979, young David De Le Cruz and his parents move out of their rented one-bedroom house in town to be closer to his father’s job. David’s dad takes care of a local farm just outside of Hanford, California. David thinks moving to the country will be a new beginning to a great life—until something unsettling starts to happen.
Late at night, David experiences strange manifestations, unsure of what they mean and what is happening to him. He is surrounded by horrors and haunted by a darkness that opens a world he is forced to face.
David’s Aunt Vera, his father’s older sister, uses her spiritual beliefs through the practice of witchcraft to help him face the evil that feeds off of his fear. Her efforts are not enough. Flashes of images flow out from his mind like small streams of remembered nightmares. These dreams become David’s window to the outside world while trapped inside his own rivulet of darkness.