Hotelier Virginia Carpenter calls in Jeff and Jeannie to investigate the macabre, mysterious deaths of two of her guests, an event which has caused the hotel to be visited by other interested parties. Margaret is an eccentric medium, Whale a self-satisfied ghost hunter and Lewton a has-been reporter out for a story to kick start his career. Jeannie gets possessed by the ghost of a woman who died in the building fifty years earlier and her boyfriend is all set to inhabit Jeff so that they can both live again. Fortunately Marty is there to save them.
All the main characters are named after horror directors.