Rainsford is stuck on an island after his ship is wrecked, while he is heading to the island to hunt a jaguar. Where he finds someone, General Zaroff. But Rainsford is not sure if he can trust General Zaroff. Something seems off.
Rainsford goes back to General Zaroff's place on the island after being offered hospitality there. He here learns that Zaroff is also a hunter like Rainsford. But he is a hunter of men. He see hunting as a game, murder.
General Zaroff decides to make a deal with Rainsford. If Zaroff does not find Rainsford before 3 nights is up then Rainsford will be able to leave the island and have transportation back home. Rainsford accepts but just to get off the island. As they head and fight in the woods, Zaroff is hurt.
The hunt continues for Rainsford.
On the last of the hunt, Rainsford makes his way to the water. He swims the place on the water that belongs to Zaroff and waits for him there. Finally he shows up.
Zaroff congratulates Rainsford, saying that he has won the challenge. He stays one last night but Zaroff gets the floor and Rainsford gets the bed, and says that there has never been a better one.