An apartment dweller overhears a neighbor down the hall refer to him as a "poor miserable wretch". He complains to his wife about this, but she takes the neighbors side. While the man is willing to accept this assessment from his wife, he does not understand how it is that the neighbor could be in a position to make the same assessment. His wife explains.
A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky's career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training and takes on an up-and-coming boxer.
The first segment features an animated mummy stalking selected student victims; the second tale tells the story of a "cat from hell" who cannot be killed and leaves a trail of victims behind it; the third story is about a man who witnesses a bizarre killing and promises never to tell what he saw and the "in-between" bit is the story of a woman preparing to cook her newspaper boy for supper.