Thrown by the enormity of his goal, Jake decides the one thing he can do to make a real difference is save the family of his friend Harry Dunning. Harry's family was murdered in a small Kentucky town by Harry's out-of-control father, Frank. However, does Jake have what it takes to kill a man and what are the consequences of violence, even against someone as dangerous as Frank?
On Halloween night of 1960, forty-two year-old Frank Dunning kills his whole family except for eight-year-old Harry Dunning. So Jake Epping goes back to 1960 and saves Harry’s family by making fake reservations to a Halloween carnival show. That plan does not work, so Jake has to go and kill Frank to save Harry’s family.