While touring some catacombs five people lose the rest of their party and are ushered into a cavernous vault by a cowled figure who reveals what the future may have in store for each of them.
In the opening vignette, it is Christmas Eve and Joan Collins has just embedded a fire iron in her husband’s head as her daughter sleeps upstairs.
A radio announcement that there’s an escaped lunatic in the area dressed as Santa Claus could provide her with the perfect alibi, as long as he doesn’t make it into the house before the police arrive.
In other stories, a man, killed in a car crash after having left his wife for his mistress, returns from the dead a year later as a zombie; an old man is driven to suicide but rises from the dead on the anniversary of his death; the insensitive supervisor of a home for the blind is taught a lesson by the inmates, and a couple facing bankruptcy are granted three wishes.
The Crypt Keeper
Mrs Carter’s daughter
Mrs Phelps’ son
Mrs Davies’ son
Major William Rogers