Stir of Echoes is a paranormal thriller film about a man who has a son that possesses a special gift of communicating with the dead. One night Tom Witzsky(Kevin Bacon), challenges his sister in law to make him more open minded to his son's gift. Little does he know, he just opened Pandora's box. He begins to see the ghost of a girl that had disappeared.
While out with his wife Maggie(Kathryn Erbe), Tom senses that his son, Jake is in danger. They rush home to find the babysitter has taken off with him. Tom finds out that the girl he and his are seeing was the babysitter's sister. The fact that Jake could talk to her scared the babysitter thinking Tom had something to do with her disappearance. Tom reassures her that he had nothing to do with her sister's disappearance.
He begins to ask other people in the community about Samantha only to be shut down. This further sparks his obsession to find out what happened to Samantha. Samantha's spirit is causing disruption in Tom's life telling him to dig.While his sone and wife ate away, he begins to dig everywhere in his backyard. His landlord, Harry(Connor O'Farrell) stops by angry at the holes in the yard; he tells Tom to take care of the mess he made. Tom is down in the basement when he accidentally knocks a brick wall over and discovers Samantha's remains.
Tom calls Frank(Kevin Dunn), his friend over to see what he discovered. Frank already has prior knowledge and breaks down. Tom leaves him and assumes he committed suicide when he hears a gunshot. Harry comes back with another man, Kurt with the intent of killing Tom and continue to keep the secret. At the last moment, the presumed dead Frank comes up from the basement and shoots Harry and Kurt.
After the shootings, the girl stops visiting Tom because her crime is now solved. The family moves out of the house.