After losing his wife, Donnie Richards moves across the country with his two children to start over. Coming from Chicago, they all feel getting away from the city is the best thing for them. They were wrong. Upon moving to Bale Creek, a small town in the mountains of North Carolina, Donnie soon finds the area is not as it seems. The townspeople are all keeping a secret, one that threatens the very lives of the Richards family. As they begin to unravel the mystery that shrouds Bale Creek and it's inhabitants, Donnie soon learns the history of the town, one that involves an old tree linked to a series of gruesome murders. Can Donnie and his children survive Bale Creek before they find out the true nature of The Killing Tree?