Boston professor Johan Meyer, an eminent anthropologist is highly regarded for his translations of Egyptian tablets. Approached to evaluate an ancient text, his mysterious client requires urgency so Johan works around the clock. As the hours pass, strange occurrences take place as Johan's dreams become drenched in bizarre visions. It all seems a strange coincidence until the translation is almost at an end. It is only then that Johan realizes the parchment contains a ritual that brings to life the Queen of the Underworld, thus awakening the dead and plunging the world into eternal darkness.