Shane Watkins is a small town teenager, who helps his mom and strict dad with the horses in their family's stable. His next door neighbor Jake Jennings, better known among the kids in town as Old Man Jennings, is a mean-looking old farmer, who lives alone and enjoys his privacy. Some of the kids believe in an old urban legend that he's a murderer and a son of a witch. Shane doesn't know what to believe, but he doesn't like Jennings either way. One day, Shane decides to show his friends that he's not afraid of Jennings, so he trespasses onto his farm. Jennings startles him, so Shane starts running away and steps on the button that activates the grain grinder. Jennings runs after him, but slips and falls hands first into the grinder and he loses both of them. After recuperating in the hospital, Jennings returns to his farm and asks Shane's father to send his son to help him out for a few weeks until he gets used to his difficult condition of being a double amputee. However, Jennings ...