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The film opens with Father Costigan (Stephen Rea) finding his photo collection burning very selectively. When he puts them together, he finds they form a pattern of an upside down sickle, with a cross through it. This symbol is the inverted astrological symbol for Ceres thought to represent motherly love.
Meanwhile in Concepción, Chile, Katherine Winter (Hilary Swank) and assistant Ben (Idris Elba) are investigating claims of a miracle. Upon exploring the area, Katherine uncovers a cache of hazardous waste illegally stashed in an underground oil well, which has ruptured and is causing the effects of the ‘miracle’, as well as infecting the local people.
When Katherine returns home to Louisiana, she receives a call from Father Costigan, who warns her that it was her face burning in his photographs and that it is a warning from God. Katherine ignores the warning. Doug (David Morrissey), a science teacher from the small town of Haven, begs Katherine’s help in finding a reason for the local river turning red (1st plague), which the locals believe is a plague caused by a twelve year old girl who witnessed (and they think caused) her older brother’s death.
Katherine and Ben head down to Haven, and while examining the river, Katherine meets Loren McConnell (AnnaSophia Robb). They also bear witness to dead frogs falling into the lake (2nd plague), apparently out of the high trees.
As they wait for samples from their lab, they encounter flies (4th plague), which ruin their dinner, and disease (5th plague) which kills off all of Jim Wakeman’s (David Jensen) cows.
Later, Katherine appears to dream a sexual encounter with Doug, then a meeting with Loren, and finally the history to her lack of faith. Katherine was once an ordained minister, and took her husband and daughter to the Sudan for missionary work. But after a year long drought, the locals sacrificed them to God, leaving Katherine alive, but disillusioned.
Against her better judgment, Katherine calls Father Costigan, who explains to her that the symbol he saw was that of a satanic cult. He informs her that they sacrifice every second born in an attempt to create “a perfect child”, with “the eyes of the Devil” to bring them power. He also states that at some point, an angel, who cannot be harmed by the cult, will appear to destroy them. He insists that Loren is the child and Katherine the angel, and that whatever she thinks, Katherine has to kill Loren.
Desperate to find logical answers, Katherine goes to the McConnell house alone, where she finds the cult symbol and meets Loren’s mother, who asks why Katherine won’t kill her daughter before being attacked by a maniacal Loren.
Meanwhile in town, Ben and Doug learn of the cult, and the results prove that the river was in fact turned to blood. The citizens are having to shave the heads of all their children due to a mass outbreak of lice (3rd plague) and degenerate into a mob, ready to go out and kill Loren themselves. Ben and Doug try to get the mayor to evacuate the town, but he and his staff are struck down with boils (6th plague) and so, helpless, Ben and Doug follow the mob after Loren.
At the McConnells' once more, Katherine finds a secret door, which leads to a sacrificial chamber. Here she is confronted by Loren’s mother once more, who, regretting her participation in the cult and screeching that her child is possessed by the devil, commits suicide. Loren finds Katherine, but is distracted by the arrival of the townsfolk.
As they prepare to attack, the area is swarmed by thousands of locusts (8th plague), who cover every surface and kill Wakeman, his son and the sheriff. Ben and Doug are forced away from the scene, while Katherine must lock herself inside the house. When Ben informs her that Loren has him trapped locked inside a crypt filled with children’s remains, she hurries after him, knowing that she is the only one Loren trusts.
When she arrives and finds Ben dead, she confronts Loren. Darkness falls (9th plague) and fireballs shoot from the sky (7th plague). Katherine pretends to be glad to see Loren, but overpowers her in a number of seconds and tries to kill her.
As Loren screams, they share a bit of a vision, which shows Maddie and Brody McConnell holding someone's arms down. After this, Loren says "I'm so lucky." "Why?" asks Katherine, bewildered. "Because silly," Loren gasps. "God gave me to you." These are the exact words that Katherine and her daughter had exchanged at one point. Therefore, Katherine cannot bring herself to kill Loren. She instead questions her own faith ("How do I know what's real?") When Loren tells Katherine to use her faith, Katherine comes to realize that the townsfolk are not God-fearing people as she had thought, but rather members of the cult.
Then they begin to have a real vision: Loren's whole family was part of the cult, and the cult attempted to kill Loren, who was a secondborn child. Loren escaped and her older and only brother Brody chased her and stabbed her, although she did not die. It only appeared to have a reaction on Brody, who collapsed dead at Loren's feet. Their mother Maddie, who had followed and watched the entire thing, hastened back to the cult's hideout. This reveals that Loren did not kill her brother.
Katherine realizes, as Loren lies on the ground crying and shaking, she does not need to be killed, she is the angel that God has sent, and apart from being quite young, is simply very scared. Katherine pulls back the front of Loren's shirt to reveal the small cut Brody made when he attempted to kill her.
The townsfolk surround the two of them, and Doug tries to get Katherine to kill Loren, and in the process, lets Katherine realize that Doug killed Ben so Katherine would blame Loren. Katherine refuses to kill her, and instead helps Loren to her feet and hugs her while reminding them that because they had sacrificed generations of second-borns, the town was comprised exclusively of first-borns. At this stage, the fire begins raining down on the townsfolk, killing them (10th plague). Doug throws Loren aside and holds the knife to Katherine's throat, telling her that if Loren is not killed, she will die too. Katherine tells Loren, who has gotten up and is looking extremely worried, not to be afraid, if she dies, it is God's will. This proves that Katherine finally believes again. Doug tries to use Katherine as a shield while an anxious Loren watches, but he is destroyed by the fire, while Katherine survives.
Unofficially adopting Loren, Katherine takes her back with her, saying that they will be a family and will take care of each other. Not long after this statement, Loren lays her head against Katherine's chest and mentions the child she senses in Katherine’s womb. "What about the boy?" Loren says. "What boy?" says Katherine. "The boy," says Loren, as if she should know. "The one inside you. I can hear him. We've got to take care of him too." It is now that it becomes completely clear to Katherine. Her dream of having sex with Doug was not a dream, and she is pregnant with the prophesized demonic child.
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