A young woman named Tu married to a repulsively disgusting, wheel chair confined, old man. There is also a repugnant cousin who takes advantage of the situation and rapes her. But she is really in love with the gardener. When lust-driven cousin murders the gardener, Tu kills herself to join her boyfriend in the afterlife.
A research scientist (William Hurt) explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, time, and perhaps reality itself are states of mind.
A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes.