Early 18th century. Cartographer Jonathan Inexperienced undertakes a scientific voyage from Europe to the East. Having handed by way of Transylvania and crossed the Carpathian Mountains, he finds himself in a small village misplaced in impassible woods. Nothing however probability and heavy fog may carry him to this cursed place. Individuals who stay right here don’t resemble every other folks which the traveler noticed earlier than that. The villagers, having dug a deep moat to fend themselves from the remainder of the world, share a naive perception that they may save themselves from evil, failing to grasp that evil has made its nest of their souls and is ready for a chance to gush out upon the world.