Lester Paley is framed for a murder he did not commit. He dies in the electric chair, but it’s all a set-up. He is only stunned by the electricity and proclaimed dead by a bribed doctor. The criminal undertaker Anson claims his body and “revives” Paley in his laboratory. He is made to believe that he can only continue living by taking Anson’s drugs. Anson commands Paley to kill the judge. Paley, however, comes to his senses, realizes that Anson framed him in the first place and takes revenge.
Old and wealthy John Grome won’t part with his money, so his unfaithful wife Della joins family lawyer Loring in a fiendish plot. With the help of rubber masks and party tricks they try to drive Grome insane. But Grome sees through their machinations, pretends to have gone mad and sets up a deadly trap for the crooked couple.
Andrew Craven leaves his friend Dave Burk to die in a hole after claiming the riches they were digging for together for himself and taunts Dave that he will marry his fiance Elsa. Before dying, Dave puts a curse on Andrew. After Andrew builds a home above the hole where Dave's corpse lies, the curse comes true destroying Andrew and Elsa.
Walter Mains lives on the allowance of his wife, the successful chemical inventor Anna Mains. They both make their lives a living hell. One day Walter can’t stand it anymore, strangles Anna to death and plans to burn her in the house and make it look like she was smoking in bed. To Walter’s horror, nothing in the house will burn, because Anna invented a fireproof chemical.