Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up.
Successful publisher Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) quit a high power job in Manhattan to relocate his wife, Libby (Rachel Weisz), and two girls to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was the scene of a murder of a mother and children. The entire city believes the murder was at the hands of the husband who survived. When Will investigates, he’s not sure if he’s starting to see ghosts or if the tragic story is hitting too close to home. His only clues come from Ann Paterson (Naomi Watts), a mysterious neighbor who knew those who were shot. As Will and Ann piece together the haunting puzzle, they must find out who murdered the family in Will’s dream house before he returns to kill again.
Father Lankester Merrin (Stellan Skarsgard) is conducting an archeological dig in East-Africa when he discovers remnants of a pagan church. After abandoning the priesthood due to his experiences in World War II, Father Lankester Merrin must rediscover his faith to combat a foe that's cunning, unrelenting, and immortal.
Having abandoned his faith in God, Father Merrin (Stellan Skarsgard) joins a British archaeological excavation in Kenya, where an inexplicably pristine Christian Byzantine church has been unearthed – looking as if it had been buried on the day it was completed. But beneath the church, something much older sleeps, waiting to be awoken. As madness swiftly descends upon the villagers and the British soldiers, Merrin watches helplessly as the atrocities are committed against a helpless village – atrocities he had seen before and prayed never to see again. The blood of innocents flows freely on the East African plain, and the horror has only just begun. In the place where evil was born, Merrin will finally see its true face.
New York City homicide detective, Vincent LaMarca (Robert De Niro), has forged a long and distinguished career in law enforcement, making a name for himself as a man intensely committed to his work following the execution of his father for a child kidnapping case in the 1950's. But on his latest case, the stakes are higher for Vincent – the suspect he’s investigating is his own son Joey (James Franco).
The night he retires as a Nevada sheriff, Jerry Black (Jack Nicholson) pledges to the mother of a murdered girl that he will find her killer. Jerry doesn’t believe the police arrested the right man. He discovers that this is the third incident in the area where the victims are young, blonde, pretty, and small for their age. In his quest to find the killer, Jerry forms a relationship with a local mother and her daughter, all the more reason to find the man responsible before he strikes again.