After discovering that her mother has lied about her birth to her
estranged father, hardened teenager SUMMER (Ashley Greene) hits the
road looking to meet the mystery man. Her only clue is a beat-up
letter, postmarked from a small town called Massey. Once she arrives in
the rural community Summer is rescued from an altercation with the law
by a charming local handyman named TOM HOXEY (Peter Mooney). The couple
quickly hits it off and heads back to the house Tom shares with his
mother GAIA (Barbara Niven) for a night of casual sex. This decision
proves to be the biggest mistake of Summer’s young life.
Hoping to sneak out in the morning and continue the search for her
father, Summer is startled by Tom who informs her that he has just
changed her plans. After being knocked out by Gaia, Summer wakes up
screaming, bound with chains inside a box filled with dirt. As she
looks around, she sees a number of lush plants and grow lights, and
tucked in the corner, another girl, AMBER (Dani Kind) close to death
and similarly chained. Tom has created a “human garden” down in the
basement of his familly’s home, and Summer is his latest addition.
Realizing that her only chance for escape is to manipulate Tom, Summer
begins an unusual relationship with the troubled young man. Anxious
about the return of his own father GANT (Stephen McHattie WATCHMEN), a
traveling salesman with a taste for blood and women—and dealing with
the rising suspicions of Amber’s father DARWIN (Peter Dillon, THE BONE
COLLECTOR) threatening to expose all he’s built, Tom finds himself
closer to Summer than he ever imagined.