Francis just graduated from college and is incredibly excited about her plans to pursue journalism in New York City. A very driven perfectionist, she needs to feel in control to be happy.
Two years after dropping out of college, Hal has been working at a local movie theater and is still unsure what he wants to do with his life, unlike his sister Francis. Though he often goofed off in high school with his best friend Terry, he wants to prove that he is independent and capable.
Spunky and outgoing, Lauren plans on working at an outdoor education center. Francis’ best friend from college, she and Hal have developed a romantic spark.
Francis’ childhood friend, Barb grew more popular in high school, drawing a wedge between them that was only magnified in college. After graduation, she hopes to rekindle their friendship.
Unambitious yet easy going, Terry drank and smoked his way through college. After graduation he plans to move to St. Louis to work at his father’s bank.
Coming home after her graduation, Francis was excited to spend the weekend at her family’s cabin with her college friend Lauren and her childhood friend Barb. She wasn’t planning on her brother Hal and his best friend Terry also joining them, but Lauren, who has developed a crush on Hal since he visited Francis in college, is more than happy to include them.
At the cabin, things start out rough for almost everyone—the budding romance between Hal and Lauren has Francis upset. Barb, who hopes to rekindle her distant relationship with Francis, is feeling threatened by Lauren’s presence. And Terry, who is starting to suspect that Hal might not be as committed to his plans to move in with Terry as he has let on, wants to remind his best friend how much fun they’ve had together.
Finally though, they manage to get in the groove of things and settle in for a fun weekend away from the rest of the world. That’s when they get a mysterious knock on the door—and things take a turn for the worse.