Varla Jean Merman directs and stars in this send-up of the camp horror classic Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte. The time is 1927 and Charlotte Hollis is a young woman having the time of her life at a party thrown by her father, rich plantation owner Big Sam. Charlotte's happiness is cut short when she offers her hand to her suitor John, who shortly finds himself without a hand, a head, or a life. Moving to the present day, we find Charlotte aged, crazed and shunned by the locals who think she murdered her lover those many years earlier. Charlotte's disheveled maid, Velma, is her sole companion...at least until cousin Miriam shows up to "help" with things. Cousin Miriam fails to offer any assistance other than bringing in the family physician to have her troubled relative committed. As the nightmares of her fiancée continue to haunt her, Charlotte ends up fighting for the Hollis estate, her sanity and top billing.