It's 1994 in a small Amish-like community, which has strange religious beliefs. Six women are pregnant--and are giving birth--to six girls, which is a bad omen. Because, according to their "prophecy", one of those six will become "The Devil's Hand". The leader of the village, Elder Beacon (Colm Meaney of HELL ON WHEELS) wants to put the girls to death to prevent this from happening, but one of the girl's fathers, Jacob (Rufus Sewell), stops him. However, this doesn't prevent one of the mothers from smothering her baby and killing herself. Eighteen years later, a few days before the surviving five girls' birthday, they start disappearing. Someone is killing them off, one by one. Mary, who is Jacob's daughter, has seizures and sees disturbing images. She also gets involved with an outsider, a boy from "the far side of the lake", who happens to be the local sheriff's son.
This movie reminded me quite a bit of Wes Craven's DEADLY BLESSING, which I think it was going for. But I've seen this scenario and story so many times it was far too predictable. Although they try throwing in a few twists, you know exactly what will happen at the end of the movie. So even that isn't satisfying. Worst of all, the great cast of actors, who include Jennifer Carpenter (DEXTER), Rufus Sewell (DARK CITY) and Adelaide Kane (REIGN) are simply wasted here. Not worth your viewing while.