Liv and Autis Oakley, a young professional couple, have purchased their dream home on several wooded acres of Wadmalaw Islandone of the Sea Islands bordering Charleston, South Carolina. In short order they find slave graves from the Civil Warera on their land. Soon after, they realize that there are ghostly spirits in their furnished basement, and a demon appears in the form of a large black panther, which rages and ravages. Finally, they see the wraith-like lady who lives in the run-down old mansion back in the woods behind Livs and Autiss dream home. All of these sinister elements are intertwined in Livs family history: a history of which she was totally unaware. Livs role in this family history is the catalyst activating the spirit elements on the property. Liv and Autis discover that finding their dream home was no accident.