A dramatization, based on authentic records, of the 1692 witchcraft trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Individuals, regimented by the rigid, self-righteous Puritan code of behavior, were living under pressures and fears which they barely understood. Thus, the townspeople of Salem let the psychological rebellion of a group of young girls turn their village into a witch-hunting growing. From a handful of accusations the web grows, and it takes the governor to break the thrall of ignorance and panic that claims the lives of twenty people before a new rationality and compassion take over.