A terrifying film about a haunted mansion by the ocean. The house's frightened denizens are so suddenly paralyzed with fear that they hardly have time to scream.
Scotty moves into Mrs. Engels' seaside mansion where three other college students are boarding. Mrs. Engels prefers to stay in her room in the attic, but her son Mason helps the students get settled. Soon one of the students is killed.
The policemen on the case begin uncovering the Engels family secret as the remaining students become endangered.
Rebecca Balding, Steve Doubet, John Widelock, and Juli Andelman are college kids who can't get on-campus housing. They need to live somewhere, so the coed quartet takes up residence in the creepy mansion of Yvonne De Carlo and her disturbed son, Brad Reardon. Shortly after moving in, Widelock is brutally murdered, and the cops, Cameron Mitchell and Avery Schreiber, investigate.
They discover De Carlo also has a daughter, Barbara Steele, who ran away years before. Is the murderer De Carlo, her crazed son, or her vengeful daughter?
Barbara Steele appears in a role that is all at once malevolent and empathetic.