A suspense thriller where a deadly battle of wills between captor and captive ensues. Gina (Asia Argento), an Exotic Dancer, is attacked in her motel after a show. Her boyfriend is killed, but the attacker gets away. One of the investigating policemen, veteran Lieutenant Krebs (Dennis Hopper) is especially kind to the young woman and offers to drive her to the bus station as she tries to get on with her life. She never reaches the bus as Krebs kidnaps her and secretly imprisons her in a cage built within the basement of his remote house.