In 1641, 19-year-old Baron Gideon Redoak inherits an estate, and welcomes aid from a charismatic stranger, Etienne Corbeau. But Corbeau seduces young Gideon and then kills him. Gideon awakens as a vampire, and the agony of his death begins the hell on earth in store for him. Gideon escapes Corbeau for a new life. But he knows that his final confrontation with Corbeau is inevitable.