Mickey O'Hara is television producer on the skids whose career was virtually destroyed when his attempt to discover the legendary backwoods demon Muckman was exposed as a pathetic fraud on live television. Using his in with sexy trash TV personality Asia Buchanan (Anju McIntyre) as leverage he persuades small time cable mogul Otto Van Sant to give him one last chance to redeem himself. Claiming a secret source in the backwoods of Pennsylvania, Mickey and Asia, along with technical crew set off to find and exploit the Muckie Mystery. They're met in the middle of nowhere by Cletus Hobbs, Mickey's secret source, who leads them to the cabin which will be their home base for the production. That night they get a look at the monster when it attacks their cabin, and the following evening when the crew attempts to document the capture of the creature in a trap set by Cletus and his boys all hell breaks loose. The creature appears big as life. Chaos ensues, there is blood and dismemberment, but all is not as it seems. Cletus and his gang have their own agenda, as do Mickey and Asia, and even Billie knows more than she let's on. In the end there are more things loose in the woods than anyone suspects, and the swamps unleash a few secrets as well.