Sadie Frost stars in this adaptation of Henry James' classic chiller 'The Turn of the Screw'. Upon the death of her incestuous father, a beautiful but repressed young woman (Frost) takes a post as governess for two children, Miles and Flora, who have been in the custody of their uncle, the Master (Harvey Keitel), since the death of their parents. Taken in by the charm of the Master, the young governess accepts his one condition: to take complete responsibility for them and never to bother him. Although happy with her job, the governess soon encounters problems with the two children. Then, when she stumbles upon a secret room, she discovers dark secrets and begins to find reasons for the children's strange behaviour.