Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
In this moody and artistically oriented variation on a standard horror premise, a group of ambitious young actors and another group of actors whose careers are on the wane have agreed to work for a film which requires them to sign an unusual contract. They are to live under certain conditions at a haunted mansion and will not be permitted to leave. The gloomy and spiritually tainted atmosphere of the place drives a number of them to commit suicide, and the rest of them apparently go crazy, in this filmic hommage to the works of exiled Chilean director Raul Ruiz. Rather than being a horror film, this is apparently intended as a highly symbolic drama with fantastic elements and political overtones: reviewers felt that the film suffered enormously as a result.