After Tobias and Charlotte Eggars play a horrible prank on their nanny, they find themselves being left on the side of a road in the middle of nowhere by their father in the pouring rain. In since for shelter, Tobias and Charlotte stubble upon the Witherwood Reform School. This is not your typical reform school. There are creatures roaming the grounds at night and the students are locked in their rooms. When Tobias and Charlotte try to escape, they are sent to see Marvin, someone with the power of mind control.
Tobias and Charlotte think that their father left them, but he actually felt so bad about leaving the kids on the side of the road. After turning around and heading back for them, he gets is a car wreck and gets amnesia. He cannot remember who he is or that he has any children. Tobias and Charlotte must safe themselves before they forget who they really are.