Four friends: Chloe, Jax, Brodie and Brooke are headed to a music festival in Las Vegas. Along the way they pick up a free spirited hitchhiker, Nevaeh. Much to their dismay Nevaeh’s free spirited attitude lands them a run in with the local authority, Sheriff Buford, which results in Brodie’s car getting impounded.
Waiting for morning for the impound to open, the friends are forced to stay at the only motel in town, a creepy clown themed establishment built on a historic cemetery, a real-life location called The Clown Motel. Assuming this is all a scam to hustle tourists out of their money they think nothing of it but things soon start to unravel.
Strange apparitions and disappearances among the friends hint that the towns people are hiding a dangerous secret and a bloody past. As the group learns more about this small mining town and its terrifying history, there is far more to the clown motel than meets the eye.