Once a thriving mining community, present day Cold Rock is a ghost town clouded by an unthinkable tragedy haunting those who remain. Children are disappearing without a trace. Superstitious locals speak in hushed tones of the tall man, a dark and mysterious figure who may indeed be responsible for the abductions or simply the invention of the imaginative minds of the frightened townsfolk.
Julia Denning (Jessica Biel), the local nurse and a rational voice of reason doesn’t believe the urban legend. Until the night David disappears.
Driven by unwavering maternal instinct, Julia pursues the dark figure who abducted her son through the rugged mountain terrain. The chase begins and with it the quest for answers. Who is the tall man? And where are the missing children?
The action/thriller is the feature length English-language debut from writer/director Pascal Laugier whose French horror film Martyrs opened to critical acclaim at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and screened to enthusiastic audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival later that year.