A CRY IN THE NIGHT, a horror film about a naive woman and her psychopath husband who turns against her, tells a frightening story. Inevitably, however, it collapses under the weight of its own silly plot.
Jenny (Carol Higgins Clark), a New York art gallery manager and single mother, bumps into famous Canadian painter Erich Keough (Perry King). It's love at first sight for Erich, who feverishly woos Jenny. She agrees to marry him, and moves with her two small daughters to Erich's Quebec estate.
The magical, romantic atmosphere changes quickly in Canada: the caretaker's deranged wife, Reine (Annie Girardot), babbles about her missing daughter; Erich, meanwhile, ...