Burning-eyed psychopath James Whitley kidnaps four boys from a small town and locks them in a tiny cell. Maniac is obsessed with the idea of reuniting orphaned children with their late parents. But after the two run away and get to civilization, Wheatley is arrested by the police. After 20 years in a prison in which they contain a maniac, a fire happens. And while special services establish the identities of the deceased prisoners, Detective Larson, one of the victims at the hands of the kidnapper, removes himself from the investigation and entrusts him to his beloved - Detective Shotwell. Larson himself intends to return to where he was held captive twenty years ago to destroy the accursed place. But not the fact that James Wheatley is really dead, and the detective will be able to get rid of painful memories.