Set in Buenos Aires. A man is called upon to identify and evaluate an unfinished and enigmatic painting thought to be the work of the famous painter, Bax. Slowly he finds himself enmeshed in the mysteries of its identification leading him slowly to murder, insanity and death.
Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal her husband and to maintain her child.
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.