Stephanie is an English professor at a small coastal college on her way home from a long day of dealing with students. Jason is an aimless and angry young man who just had a fight with his girlfriend. When their paths cross, it is unfortunate for Stephanie and deadly for Jason.
Stephanie awakens in the hospital, bruised, scraped, and with a broken arm. These physical ailments don't worry her nearly as much as the hallucinations which start the moment she opens her eyes.