It is Christmas 1908 in Messina, one of the richest merchant cities of the Mediterranean. Peter, the 13 year-old son of a rich English family is notorious for his cruelty to children, animals and servants. One night he is ambushed and wakes up in a coffin underground in the city’s Gothic cemetery, buried in retaliation for his callousness by a servant boy. When a powerful earthquake razes Messina to the ground, Peter is trapped and his whereabouts are forgotten. A century later, a famed archeologist, Norman, and his daughter Bianca, move to the small Italian town to restore an old cemetery following the tragic death of Norman’s wife and Bianca’s mother. While trying to contact the spirit of her mother, Bianca unknowingly summons Peter, the 13-year-old boy hell bound for his violent and evil ways. Now Norman must uncover the truth to save his daughter from a curse before they become victims of Peter’s vicious acts beyond the grave.