In the first, 'Morella,' Price plays a depressed man living in a mansion who turns away his daughter Lenora (Maggie Pierce) away because he blames her for her mother’s death (who died in childbirth). But she soon discovers that her mother may not be dead.
The next story is 'The Black Cat,' which also has elements of the Poe story The Cask of Amontillado. Montresor Herringbone (Peter Lorre) passes out one night after engaging in a drinking match with wine taster Fortunato Luchresi (Price). Herringbone later learns that his wife Annabelle (Joyce Jameson) is having an affair with Luchresi, which prompts him to murder them, without taking into account his wife’s black cat.
The final story is 'The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar.' Price plays the title role, a dying man who asks hypnotist Carmichael (Basil Rathbone) to put him under a trance to help with his pain. Carmichael refuses to grant Valdemar’s wish to die while he’s in his trance and even attempts to take advantage of his wife Helene (Debra Paget). But Valdemar’s spirit proves stronger than anticipated.