Covers several sets of characters connected with a particular house over the period of a single day and night. Odd things are happening. Two painting contractors go mad, on cutting his own throat. His partner runs away shouting "Gwai-ah !" (Ghost!). A flashback to the previous owner gives a clue. A cuckholded husband is murdered by his wife's lover, and now the ghost hangs around the place.
But the main story concerns an escaping prisoner who shelters in the house, and his interactions with the girl who is alone there at the time. Initially very fearful, her attitude changes when he reveals the reason he chose this particular night to break out.