A down to earth school psychologist tries to help a mentally ill student who actually believes his brother is coming back from the grave for revenge on the students who killed him.
Jessie Parker is about to have the perfect day: she will meet the parents of her perfect hard working deputy sheriff fiancé and the worst thing that happens as a school counselor for the most part is you see some grumpy parents who don’t take any responsibility for their kids. But when mentally ill high school student Eli Driggers shows up for school, he has a different plan in mind.
An amazing artist, Eli brings with him drawings of macabre and gory spectacles of torture and mayhem featuring some of the schools most popular students. He doesn’t hide them... he shows them to them, causing a violent after school altercation.
With the five kids huddled together in the school music room, Jessie meets Eli for the first time and he’s a tough egg to crack. But through caring and using her skills as a counselor she opens him up enough to find that he believes these students killed his older brother who was one grade above Eli. To make things get really out of hand, Eli admits that his brother was never dead, that a witch put a spirit in him to keep him alive. But also that he was coming to the school for the students that killed him.
Getting to the bottom of this outrageous statement, Jessie notifies her deputy fiancé, Travis and he uncovers some interesting clues into the story: Eli’s brother’s grave has been dug up and there’s no body, their mother has been dead in the house for at least a week, and an old lady who Eli claims is a witch may have in fact seen the brother after he was struck by a hit and run driver.
Within a book of spells in Spanish found in Eli’s locker, Jessie finds a passage about a demon who must take six souls at six at night on the sixth day of the person’s death to be avenged... and the clock is ticking.
When Jessie finds the amiable principal dead and bloody in his office she goes to the music room to collect the kids and get out of the school in a hurry. The door is locked and the security bars have been tampered and there’s no way out for them. In fact, there’s no way out of the school. Eli, on the other hand, is missing.
Locked in the creepy old school with a mentally ill student bent on revenge, Jessie must find a way to help the students get out before he kills them all. But six pm is approaching fast and with the five students plus Jessie, it makes six. And this is the sixth day after his brother’s death. Could he really be coming back from the grave? Or is Eli simply a sick and twisted youngster with revenge on his mind?