Based on paranormal events at the "Hanging Tree" in Patchogue, a small Long Island town. Hanging Tree was a place where accused witches were hanged during colonial times. Since then, there have been mysterious suicides/murders by hanging at this same tree. Jonah Jenkens, comes back to his hometown after being away for quite sometime. He meets with his legal guardian, Greg Stone, to get the answers to his questions about his deceased parents. After research, Jonah learns grotesque facts about his bloodline. His genetic curse leads him towards his destiny, the Hanging Tree.