Five persons are visiting a catacomb following a guide and get lost. They find that they are trapped in a crypt and, out of the blue, they see The Crypt Keeper (Ralph Richardson) that tells five stories: (1) And All through the House: On Christmas Eve, Joanne Clayton kills her husband expecting to receive his insurance. She hears on the news that the police are seeking-out a serial-killer posing of Santa Claus. When the man knocks on her door, she can not call the police since the body of her husband lays on the living room, and Joanne locks windows and doors. When she looks for her daughter, she has a lethal surprise. (2) Reflection of Death: Carl Maitland leaves his wife and children and leaves town with his mistress. However something happens during their journey (3) Poetic Justice: The widower janitor Arthur Edward Grimsdyke is a good man that spends his leisure time with the children from the neighborhood. His heartless neighbor James Elliot does not like him and destroys his life leading Grimsdyke to commit suicide on Valentine Day. One year later, Grimsdyke rises from his tomb seeking revenge against James. (4) Wish you Were Here: The dirty businessman Ralph Jason is bankrupted and his lawyer and friend Charles Gregory tells him that he must sell his real estate. When he tells to his wife Enid, she recalls that they have a statue with the legend that it could grant three wishes to the owner. She makes the wishes and leads Ralph to eternal damnation. (5) Blind Alleys: The cruel Major William Rogers comes to the Elmridge Home for the Blind with his dog Shane to be the new director. He is very cruel with the interns until the day that they get revenge for the bad treatment. Soon the five interns discover that they are at the gate of hell.