Simon resists the urge to kill Jeanne D'Arville (Elaine Devry) when he notices the reflection of a crucifix on the blade of his knife. He asks Father Raymonde (Lewis Martin) for sanctuary in the church but, when they begin to cross the street, the Horla causes a carriage driver to lose control of his horses, barely missing Simon and the priest. Aware that the Horla now intends to kill him, Simon asks Father Raymonde to catch up with Jeanne and tell her to come to his house. Simon then goes home to wait. When Jeanne shows up, he gives her a chest with the diary inside and tells her to quickly leave. He then locks himself in his study. When the Horla enters through the French doors, Simon tosses an oil lamp at the doors, setting the curtains on fire. With no means of escaping the room, the Horla begins to frantically search for an exit. The fire continues to spread until the Horla is engulfed in flames. Simon tries to get out of the room but drops the key into the flames and cannot retrieve it before a burning beam falls on him. In the final scene Jeanne, her father, Father Raymonde, Simon's servants, and the police captain sit around the table after reading Simon's diary. Jeanne asks the captain whether he now believes in Paul's innocence, and he agrees. They then discuss whether the Horla was real or just something from Simon's imagination, and Father Raymonde reminds them of Simon's warning that, wherever evil exists in the hearts of men, the Horla can get in.