In this 1942 20th Century Fox film based on a 1936 novel by Jessie Douglas Kerruish, the Hammond family are trying to deal with a curse that sees its members dying or commiting suicide under mysterious circumstances. Helga Hammond (Heather Angel) and her brother don't believe in all this curse nonsense and put it down to foolish superstition. However, when Oliver Hammond (John Howard) and a local girl are attacked by a strange creature one starry, frosty night, Scotland Yard send out Robert Curtis (James Ellison) and sidekick Christy (Heather Thatcher) to try and find a more scientific, logical explanation for all the spooky shenanigans! But what will they actually discover? And why is everyone at the Hammond House acting so strangely?