Various interested parties gather for the reading of Sir Robert Thorne's last will and testament in an old Scottish castle reputed to house the hidden treasure of Francis Drake. Before the will is even read, the guests & heirs hold a séance to try and find the loot but are interrupted when Sir Robert's corpse vanishes from the family vault (he's 7th generation) and his grounds keeper is found hanging from the rafters...
Like quite a few other "horror" films, this is actually more of a mystery with sinister trappings -and not a very good one, at that. Sir Robert died (or did he?) of leprosy and experimented with cell regeneration in a basement laboratory before his untimely demise but what's so scary about that? The body count's low and the limited sets make it look like the filmmakers had access to a crumbling old castle and just slapped together a semblance of a story to fit the circumstances. The IMDb plot description couldn't be further from the truth.
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