Julie is trying to start a new life after the tragic and eerie death of her possessive and domineering husband. After returning home, she is plagued by terrifying supernatural occurrences. A medium arrives at the house with a message from beyond, but Julie dismisses her warning.
Craig T. Nelson stars as Steve Freeling, the main protagonist, who lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood.
Australian journalist Guy Hamilton travels to Indonesia to cover civil strife in 1965. There, on the eve of an attempted coup, he befriends a Chinese Australian photographer with a deep connection to and vast knowledge of the Indonesian people and also falls in love with a British national.