What begins in madness and desperation must eventually end that way. The Taylors want nothing more than to start a family, but the couple remains childless. A stranger, known only as Mr. Smith, arrives on their doorstep late one night with a strange proposition: safeguard a crate for the peculiar man and they’ll get their offspring. They strike a dark and irrevocable bargain. Almost twenty-five years later, the Taylors’ farmland is occupied by a new family-but the curse of the past lives on. Does wickedness dwell in the soil itself, or does evil grow from what takes root there?