The film starts in 1949, with a little girl being taken away by her father, who badmouths his wife who has apparently gone off with their son. Their car crashes, and bursts into flames. Three decades later the son, now with a daughter, Cathy, of his own, moves into the house; his wife is recovering from a nervous breakdown. But Cathy finds a doll with its eyes sewn shut in the attic, and before you know it (especially if you doze off, like I did...) spooky things start happening: nannies fly from windows, creepy-crawlies start creeping and crawling, food rots in seconds. Everything short of the house screaming "Get out!" in fact.