Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted.
Jake is the heir of the prominent Alderdice family in San Francisco. Although dearly loved by his sister Vivian, his love of art and contemplative temperment have made him a pariah in the eyes of his tyrannical mother Larissa.
When the Alderdices take their yearly summer vacation in the prominent resort town of Waxwood, Jake meets Stevens, a charismatic older man. With his paternal authority and obsession for power and leadership, he is the epitome of Larissa’s image of manhood. He develops a hero worship for Stevens, who in turn is intrigued by Jake’s artistic talent and philosophical nature. Stevens introduces him to the Order Of Actaeon, a group of misanthropes who have rejected the commercial and conventional luxuries of their former lives for a “pure” life in the wild.
But behind the potent charms of his new friend and the seductive simplicity of the Actaeons’ lifestyle lies something brutal and sinister that Jake could not have anticipated.