The story centers around Steve Nailer, his pregnant wife Diane and their two kids Jackie and Jennifer. When Steve is offered a teaching job in the small, idyllic New England town of Northwood, he jumps at the opportunity, and the Nailers soon move into a nice cozy little house on the edge of the woods. One afternoon while the kids are exploring the woods behind their house and going maybe a little bit farther than they should, they discover an old, seemingly abandoned funeral home with a sign at the front that reads: "Grimm Memorials." Little do they know that a witch lives there. An old witch named Eleanor who is seeking eternal life. For her to gain immortal life she must perform a sacrifice on the night of Samhain that involves the sacrifice of thirteen young boys and one pregnant mother. Only a few days are left until the night of Samhain and Eleanour will stop at nothing to get the little boys that she needs.