A down-and-out candle maker is desperate, and cannot buy animal fat to make more product. After his fiancee leaves him, he becomes desperate, and resorts to digging graves to steal the bodies for making his wares. This, of course, comes with consequences.
Young artist Tom Daly wants to paint the macabre, because it fascinates him. Encountering horror master painter Peter Gynt and spending a dreadful night at his lonely mansion will change his life forever.