When her older sister Jacqueline disappears, Mary Gibson is forced to leave her private school and decides to travel to New York City to look for her. A bit naive and out of her depth, she is not quite sure how to go about finding her. Eventually she meets Gregory Ward, her sister's husband and a mysterious psychiatrist, Dr. Louis Judd who claims to know of Jacqueline's whereabouts. What she doesn't realize is that her sister became involved with devil worshipers who now want to eliminate her for having revealed their existence. Written by
Did You Know?
The character of Mimi, the dying prostitute, comes from the opera "La Bohème" by Giacomo Puccini
. References such as this are common in Val Lewton
's films. See more
The opening text reads: "I run from death, and death meets me as fast, And all my pleasures are like yesterday." The movie attributes the quote to John Donne
's Holy Sonnet #7. But it is actually from Holy Sonnet #1. See more
He was a kind little man in his way. I made him go down that hall into the darkness. I made him do it.