Something is terribly wrong with five-year-old Tommy, and he isn't the only one. They may look like children, but something else lurks under their skin. Tommy's mother, Judy, has to make a choice--find help, escape, or go insane. -Mommy, come out and watch cartoons wif me, - his small voice drifts from under a locked door. Judy bites her bottom lip to hold back a gasp. Join Judy and her new friend Britney as they try to escape a city--both overrun by a race of creatures that come from a dark place they call -the below, - and a martial law is put in place to exterminate the phemen from the public eye. Along the way, Judy and Britney find the answer to a bitter secret that could change the way humanity thinks about life, death, love, and evil--but are they too late?