A dying elderly archeologist (Leif Garrett) begs his tomboy archeologist daughter "Jake" to reveal to him the location of an ancient Native American spring rumored to be the Fountain of Youth. She does, but they are confronted by an Indian shaman (Nick Ramus) who tells the old man about the terrible price to be paid to achieve youth and immortality. The old man thinks he's paid once he's killed his daughter, but there is another payment yet to come.
Alex (Raphael Sbarge) is a college student who received a blow to the head a few days before, and now everything he dreams of starts to come true: His book attacks him, a phantom train passes outside his dormitory room, and a chair drips blood. He can't leave his room, so his girlfriend Megan (Sarah G. Buxton, appearing as "Sarah Buxton") asks Kyle, a professor in paranormal studies, to offer advice. Kyle suggests that Alex enter the dream world and confront his dream self.
Sid Dolan (Abe Vigoda) and Kirby (Brad Greenquist) have kidnapped rich kid Jeffrey and taken him to an unheated mountain hideaway in the snow. While searching the basement for warm blankets, they discover a monstrous, furry Beast (Carlos Lauchu) in the cellar. Dolan wounds it with his gun, and then the kidnappers chain boy and beast next to one another in the basement. The Beast makes telepathic contact with Jeffrey, explaining he is a good being who can shape-shift. Jeffrey and the Beast learn that they are to be killed. The Beast offers Jeffrey a way out, but the choice is gruesome.
A down-on-his-luck man named Mack (Philip Anglim) takes refuge in an abandoned hotel and runs into alcoholic magician J.J. "Freddy" Fredericks (Eddie Bracken). Freddy can make anything appear, but it always turns out wrong: The drink is sour, the food tastes awful, a rocking chair rocks side to side instead of front to back. Mack believes that Freddy's alcoholism prevents him from making better things. Mack takes away Freddy's booze. But a guy suffering from the DTs will begin seeing things...
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