An eerie little masterpiece whose theme is the 'evil eye'. Paul d'Aspremont is travelling to Naples to meet his fiancée, a beautiful, delicate English girl. There, a handsome Italian count wants her for himself and convinces the once rational, urbane Paul that Paul has the evil eye.
Paul d'Aspremont, on holiday in Italy, meets his fiancee in all but name, a young English girl named Alicia Ward. What begins as an urbane and courtly affair descends into a Gothic nightmare as Paul is revealed to possess the 'evil eye', a jinx that kills all those he befriends.