The movie opens outside a rundown suburban house. The scene takes place in February 1999, 318 days before the year 2000. Inside, a woman is seen viciously murdered and partially dissected in the bath tub. As the killer, Keech (Neal McDonough), washes his hands, a baby starts to cry. Keech approaches the baby. Despite the savagery of his attack on the woman he is surprisingly gentle with the baby, by comforting him and saying, "she can't hurt you anymore".