A sleepy tourist town in Alaska is threatened by a ferocious Grizzly from the deep woods. After two horrific fatalaties, the police and animal management agencies scramble to contain the menace. But it takes a certain type of Alaskan Indian, a medicine man called Sam Cloud, to realize that the animal must be hunted using the old ways of his people. Sam is not convinced the creature should be killed and begins calling on his Spirit helpers to find another solution. In the process, he discovers weird abilities deep in his mind that threaten his very sanity. Like the other victims, he finds a layer of fear that lurks beneath the very real dread of being eaten by a bear.