The yr is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy evening of insanity. On this evening of the “Haunted Summer,” 5 well-known mates collect round an historic cranium to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, Shelley’s fiancée Mary Godwin, Mary’s stepsister Claire Clairemont and Byron’s buddy John Polidori spend a hallucinogenic night confronting their fears in a frenzy of surprising lunacy. Horrifying visions invade the fortress – realizations of Byron’s worry of leeches, Shelley’s worry of untimely burial, Mary’s worry of birthing a stillborn baby – all introduced forth in a weird dreamscape. They share the terrifying fantasies that chase them by the fortress that evening. The occasions of that evening later impressed Mary Shelley to put in writing the traditional “Frankenstein” and Dr. Polidori to pen “The Vampyre,” which turned the idea for the creation of Dracula..