Mark Wayne, American tourist in Rome, learns that he is the reincarnation of slavedriver Marcus, cousin to the infamous Nero. Being captured by the ghosts of roman slaves, Mark is branded on the forehead.
"In 1913, a young man committed murder to get an old man's fortune..." When the victim is buried under a tree, the tree grows the face of the dead man. Seeing this, the murderer dies of a heart attack.
"The lure of buried pirate gold has led many men in a never-ending search for the elusive treasure..." Two brothers inherit a treasure map. They go looking for the pirate gold, find it, meet a ghost and flee in terror.
Lona Thornton wants a man promised to another woman. She seeks professional help from a witch and gets a love potion. Drinking it the man transforms into a beast and runs off into the woods with Lona. The witch demands payment. When Lona refuses, the witch kills her on halloween night and dooms her to a dance with the dead.
When Matt Gentry comes to town and is killed, everybody suspects Dirk Barkham. The families used to live in feud. The townfolk lynch Barkham to regain their peace. But the real murderer seems to be a Rumanian vampire living up the hill.
Norwegian fisherman Gundar makes a pact with the ghosts of the old Norsemen. He gains riches and the viking chief Talj will get his daughter Inge in marriage. But the girl elopes to Denmark with her fiancé and Gundar is struck down by the spear of Talj.