They decided to band together and get a place of their own. It was rough to find a three-bedroom place near campus, but when they landed in the office of a local realtor, their lives changed forever. They had found their dream house! Or so they thought ...
Lindsey's boyfriend, Adam, helped them move in. When Lindsey finished putting everything in her room and she and Adam were ready to rest for a bit, she noticed something very unusual: two large deadbolts on the back of her bedroom door. What on earth could they have been for?
Exhausted, Lindsey and Adam shrugged it off and crashed. As she drifted off, Lindsey noted that the room got cold, and she felt a breeze. When she looked, the fan in the bedroom was running. Nobody had turned it on. Confused, Adam got out of bed and checked, only to discover that the fan wasn't even plugged in.
While Lindsey and Adam were trying to figure out what was going on with the fan, something began banging on the bedroom door. When they threw the deadbolts and opened it, ready to see Rebecca or Amber running down the stairs, there was nobody there.
Rebecca was desperate to finish a paper that was due when she could have sworn she heard pounding on a wall. Trying to tune it out, she was finally fed up when it sounded like Lindsey and Adam were stomping down the stairs. She opened her bedroom door, ready to chew them out for disturbing her study, but stopped in her tracks when there was nobody there.
When she finally got to sleep, Lindsey immediately knew she was dreaming. She was pinned to the bed, unable to move, unable to scream. A woman stood in the shadows, and when that woman got closer, Lindsey bolted awake. She was shaking, and her hair was plastered with sweat. Adam did what he could to bring her back to reality, but Lindsey still felt like there was someone else in the room with them.
One afternoon, Rebecca was in her room taking a nap. When she rolled over to face the window, she was terrified to see a large black spider on the curtain. She backed away from it, unable to shake the feeling that something was using it to watch her. She managed to get out of the room, but when she tried to research what kind of spider it was, she couldn't find anything.
When Rebecca went back to the house, she heard the rumbling again. This time, it was accompanied by a cackling laugh. The next morning, Rebecca confronted Lindsey and Adam over the noise. As time went on, Rebecca grew more distant until, finally, she moved out.
One night, Lindsey found herself having a horrible nightmare. The woman in the shadows was there, and Lindsey knew that she didn't want to see the woman's face. When Lindsey bolted awake screaming, Amber ran upstairs to help talk her back to reality.
One night when Adam was home alone channel-surfing, he suddenly didn't feel comfortable. When he got up and looked around, he realized that all of Lindsey's paintings that were hanging in the living room were staring at him.
Adam took Lindsey to see his father, a sub-deacon in their church. Adam's father believed Lindsey's story immediately. He gave them a considerable amount of Holy Water and a religious icon for Lindsey to put in her bedroom. When they got back to the house, Lindsey sprinkled Holy Water in every room and hung the icon by her door. Amber thought they were losing their minds.
It wasn't over, however. One night, as Adam slept upstairs while Lindsey was downstairs, he woke to banging noises. Investigating, he discovered that all of Lindsey's paintings that were hanging in the hall had fallen to the floor, save for one. Before he could even think about that, he heard Lindsey scream. He sprinted down to find her staring at more of her paintings that had come off the walls.
One day, Amber rushed home from class to grab a quick bite before work when she heard something odd. She thought Adam or Lindsey might have come home, but she was alone. Dismissing it, she headed out for work and got in the car. Something told her to look back up at the house ... and she saw the woman standing in the window! Amber finally believed.
The trio went to the local historical society to find out what had happened in the house. They learned that 90 years earlier, a doctor had lived there with his wife. Over the years, their marriage had broken down and she had an affair. The doctor lost his mind and horrifically murdered his wife. They all realized that she was who they'd been seeing.
The next time Lindsey saw the woman, she chased Lindsey from the bathroom to the stairway to her room, where she grabbed Lindsey's leg and began trying to yank her back. Adam saved Lindsey from the growling manifestation, but it was enough for all of them. They moved out, and never looked back.