Sadistic George Worth works as the state's hangman and dreams of hanging a woman, once in his life. When Mona Trent is put on death row, Worth sees to it that he can hang her personally. He tampers with the prison clock to prevent the woman's reprieve from the governor. Afterwards, Trent's brother shows up to avenge his sister.
Frank Drexel shoots his associate Roger Simon dead with a gun because Simon was to expose Drexel's embezzlement of company money. However, Drexel keeps encountering Simon's living corpse who forces him into making a confession.
Mr. Matterman from New York inherits Mader castle on the Rhine in Germany. He travels there and plans on opening a torture museum. While he's at it, he kills caretaker Hans to start his collection. The castle's tortured souls awake in the dungeon and attack Matterman.
The dancer Vanya disposes of her lover Paul by pushing him out of a window. But Paul's ghost returns and makes her life miserable. Engaging in a final dance, Paul throws Vanya out of a window and cripples her.
in Dark Shadows (Farrell, 1957 series) 1 (October 1957) as "The Permanent Partners." Re-titled, partially re-drawn, and re-scripted to change the plot and give the story a happy ending (Comics Code approved).