Jonathan Merrick, a best-seller author, falls in love with a fascinating girl named Ligeia. But she keeps a deadly secret, she is ill and she needs to steal souls to survive. In her quest to immortality she will do anything to keep the death away. Jonathan, haunted by her beauty, breaks up with his girlfriend Rowena. Ligeia and Merrick take a house on the shores of Black Sea and he enters in a dark and hopeless world.