After a much needed vacation, Heather and Ian Dunlap visit the Harper's store, a wood carving/gift shop that's owned by a man known by the locals as Mr. Hands. They stumble upon Splinter, an old hand carved creation that's been around for centuries. After they are warned to keep away Ian decides he must take Splinter against all warnings. When Splinter is taken from his base the evil is released and soon after acts of grisly violence and carnage ensues.