On the island of Taiwan, many people believe that there are no boundaries between the material world and the spiritual realm. Ghosts are a part of everyday life.
When an American family moves into a luxurious mansion in the Yangminshan mountains, they see and hear things that can only be explained as supernatural. Still, this well-educated family refuses to believe there are ghosts in their house until the youngest daughter becomes possessed.
The family seeks help from a Taoist priest, who explains that their house was designed to empower the dead, and torture the living.