A shortcut through the woods saved a lot of time getting to school, but none of the kids growing up in a suburban neighborhood dared to take it. The trail ran past a scary home inhabited by an eerie old man who would warn travelers to stay away. Town gossip said he was involved in the disappearances of children. Now that some of those same kids who lost their friends are in their teens, they decide to find out the truth about the old man after they discover he’s still at his game.