داستان Shutter Island درباره دو مامور تدی دانیلز و همکارش چاک ایول است که برای مفقود شدن یک زن خطرناک از تیمارستانی در جزیره شاتر عازم این جزیره شده اند . این جزیره وحشتناکترین جزیره دنیا است . محلی که بدترین بیماران و مجرمان در آنجا نگهداری می شوند .
In 1954, up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He's been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he thinks he's been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.