For nearly three years. Detective Burt Williams has been tracking down a gruesome serial killer that tortures his victims according to the tales of the nightmare master Edgar Allan Poe. The latest victim model Heather Makepiece, prompts state authorities to bring in Burt's daughter, FBI Agent Kris Williams and her partner Sean Michaels. As the investigation continues, a group of students head out to an old house at the end of Dead End Road where the aPoe Killer began his deadly rampage. But as the students slowly disappear it becomes clear that they are not in the house alone - and the Poe Killer has not finished his work.