A tale of suspense with Edward G. Robinson as a handicapped farmer Pete. He and sister Ellen have raised ward Meg as their own on a reclusive farm. Now a teen, Meg convinces her friend Nath to come help with chores on the farm. When Nath insists on using a short cut home through the woods, Pete warns the young man of screams in the night and the terrors associated with the abanonded red house. Curious, Meg and Nath ignore his warnings and begin exploring and troubling secrets are revealed.