Guilt. It can eat you up and make you sick. You can't shake it. On deprived and sometimes violent council estates, the sort where hope is often quashed at birth, real friends and sanity can be hard to find. It's all too tempting to want to find an escape or just a more glamorous causes for the hole you're in. Matt is released from a psychiatric unit for young people following the disappearance of his little brother, Tom. But it seems other children in the area are going missing too.
After the disappearance of Tom, Matt began to see and hear things that weren't there. His dad who still silently blames him, that's clear, sent him away to hospital for his own protection. In flashback scenes we see that teenager Matt wasn't always the softly spoken and withdrawn boy presented to us now. The only problem seems to be that he can still see and hear things, someone in particular. He plays a video tape of news reports recorded at the time of the search and we hear Tom calling him, and he is angry.
Matt meets a girl on the estate called Amy. She's lonely too. He feels compelled to confess all to her, about hearing Tom, his confusion over his father's culpability and the guilt he carries. Amy advises him to visit the local medium who warns that their area is overrun with evil spirits. Here we explore the possibility that the estate is cursed and there are ghosts everywhere. And that the reason the sky seems dark and the atmosphere soulless, is because supernatural forces are at work. Could a demon really be possessing the inhabitants?