The town's executioner falls for a lovely woman. When rejected, he strangles her and is haunted by her ghostly apparition. All the "headsman"'s victims come together and take justice into their own hands.
Albert Dupres, escaped convict from a penal colony, finds shelter with a native witch doctor. Robbing and killing the man, Dupres leaves the island with magic potions and builds a new life for himself. By baking his enemies deadly "breads of madness", Dupres becomes a powerful man. In the end the witch doctor returns from the dead and serves him a murderous bite.