In the 1800's, a man seeks help from a necromancer, to revive his wife. The woman advises him the process is dangerous. She says he should first listen to a man named Haeckel's story to help in him decide what he's asking. Ernst Haeckel's a cocky medical student, fascinated with life, death, resuscitation. In his search for true reanimation he meets the necromancer Montesquino, who claims to have the ability to bring the dead back to life. Shortly after this meeting, Haekel learns his father's illness has become terminal, and travels to seen him. One night, whilst preparing to spend the night near a cemetery, an old man named Wolfram offers him shelter in his home, telling him it would be foolish to stay near the dead. Haeckel accepts the invitation and meets Wolfram's young wife, Elise. He feels seduced by the beautiful young woman, but soon discovers the couple's got a dark secret.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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The supposedly dead body that Chester brought to Ernst clearly shows breathing chest movements. See more
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