Low-budget horror film set on the night of Christmas Eve. Frank Harrington (Ray Wise) is driving his family on their annual trip to the in-laws' for Christmas. For the first time in 20 years he decides to take a short cut through the woods - a decision he'll live to regret. A woman in white suddenly appears from the shadowy forest, triggering a rapid descent into a dark vortex from which they can see no escape. Signposts point to a town that they can never reach, and frustration soon turns to panic. Every time the family stop, a hearse appears and takes one of them away. As tempers fray and terror takes over, the road trip to hell turns the family Christmas into a living nightmare.