The time is 1927 and Charlotte Hollis (Matthew Martin) is a young woman having the time of her life at a party thrown by her father, rich plantation owner Big Sam. Charlotte's happiness is cut short when she is rejected by lover John, who shortly thereafter finds himself without a head, a hand, or a life. Moving to the present day, we find Charlotte aged, crazed and shunned by the locals who think she murdered her lover those many years earlier. Charlotte's disheveled maid, Velma (Sandy Schlecter), is her sole companion... at least until cousin Miriam (Varla Jean Merman) shows up to “help” with things. Cousin Miriam fails to offer any assistance other than bringing in the family physician (Michael Sousa) to have her troubled relative committed. As the nightmares of her fiancé continue to haunt her, Charlotte ends up fighting not only for the Hollis estate, but for her sanity and for top billing as well.