Ring of Darkness follows Shawn (Stephen Martines) as he makes his way through a nationwide talent search for the new lead singer of rock band Take 10. The former singer for the boy band disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Shawn, his girlfriend, Stacy (American Idol's Ryan Starr) and the other three finalists are flown to an exotic, remote island to stay at an isolated mansion. Joining Shawn and Stacy are Jonah (Jeff Peterson) and Xavier (Jeremy Jackson). There, Shawn's dreams of stardom become a nightmare. One by one, the contestants begin to disappear without a trace. Shawn and Stacy must fight to escape the web of deception and death they've been caught in. David DeCouteau directs the 2004 horror film. DeCouteau has directed more than 80 feature films and who has developed a cult following for his low-budget horror movies, including Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge, Retro Puppet Master and 2009's Puppet Master: Axis of Evil.