根据Jack Ketchum的同名小说改编。1958年夏天，一个宁静的偏远小镇上，最近不幸成为孤儿的两姐妹被安置到她们的姑妈鲁思家， 鲁思的精神状况反复无常，不久就开始了可怕的虐待和折磨行为，包括她年幼的儿子，附近的孩子，还有1个12岁的男孩也未能幸免.......更多>
[first lines] Charlie Franklin: [on David's voice mail] Hey David, it's Charlie Franklin calling to say Happy Birthday. Sorry I couldn't get those tickets, man. I know you were counting on me, but my brother-in-law's in town. I'll give you a call next week, and maybe we can get together. Okay, have a good birthday. Take care. Adult David: You think you know about pain? Talk to my second wife. When she was nineteen she got between a couple of fighting cats, and one of them went at her, climbed her like a tree, tore gashes out of her thighs and breasts and belly that you can still see today. She got thirty stitches and a fever that lasted for days. My second wife says that's pain. She doesn't know shit, that woman. Ruth Chandler: One sound down here and I promise I'll kill the both of you. Not just punish you, kill you. Dead. Ruth Chandler: You've probably got the clap now, but nevermind. They've got cures these days. [last lines] Adult David: The past catches up to you, whether you like it or not. It can be a gift or a curse if you let it. I will never forget the gift of Meg Loughlin, though I am plagued with the torment of failing again, failing somebody. But as she taught me, it's what you do last that counts.