Lori is running away from her old life—getting out of town fast away from her cheating boyfriend—away from everything. On the trip, things go terribly wrong when a pesky ghost gets into her car. He tells her not to be frightened of him, that he only wants to tell her his story—the story of how he was placed into a coffin then buried alive. He tells her that his wife hated him and hated his writing. She and her lover buried him alive under the elm tree with his poems. But Lori soon discovers that the ghost wants something from her—something evil. She just wants to run him over with her car and drag him down the freeway but reluctantly she agrees to help him. What she encounters is far worse than she could have ever imagined in her wildest nightmare.