A young bride is stranded on the highway when her car breaks down and her husband goes in search of help. She meets a mysterious stranger (Christopher Lloyd), who tells her the story of a travelling salesman who buys a set of toy teeth before picking up a hitchhiker. The teeth turn out to be a harbinger of doom. Next, the stranger entertains a pickpocket (Matt Frewer) with the tale of a plastic surgeon whose hands take on a life of their own, strangling his wife and going on a murderous rampage. Based on short stories by Clive Barker and Stephen King, each of whom make cameo appearances.