After being captured and horribly mutilated by natives in Africa, Williamson goes mad, forcing his brother, Price, to lock him in an upstairs room on their return to England. Desperate to escape, Williamson concocts a scheme to that end. With the help of an African witch doctor and several
other confederates, Williamson takes a pill whose effects simulate death. Once the coffin is removed from the house, his cohort will release him. Unfortunately, Williamson's partners double-cross him and allow him to be buried alive. Luckily, two grave robbers who supply fresh bodies for anatomist
Lee dig up Williamson and deliver him to the doctor. When the "corpse" revives, he ...