Danielle St. Claire (Cerina Vincent) is a forest ranger based in a remote ranger station, who is drinking herself into a stupor on a regular basis so that she can handle her memories of the car crash that killed her friend. She has to pull herself together, however, so that she can take on a murderous demon creature.
It’s a shame that far too much time (pretty much the first half hour of the film) is given over to the main character’s back story, because the winged, humanoid monster is quite effective when we do finally get to see it after all the forced histrionics.
The film would have benefitted from better plotting too: why didn’t the ranger heroine just trek away from the ranger station rather than stay there night after night, knowing the creature will attack? Why does the creature endlessly toy with the heroine but immediately kills every other character it encounters?
Filmed on location in British Columbia, director Steven R. Monroe’s movie also features a very irritating parrot, various montage sequences, an origin for the monster that’s linked to a vague Native American legend and some gore moments.