Fellow hunters, Rainsford and Whitney, travel to an island to do some hunting. One night, while Whitney is sleeping, Rainsford hears a gunshot in the distance. He tries to figure out where it's coming from. While doing so, he drops his pipe in the water. He tries to grab it, but falls off the edge of the boat.
After falling off the boat, he swam to the island where he heard the gunshots. He come across a mansion where he meats two men named Ivan and General Zaroff. Zaroff talks to Rainsford about a "new animal" that he invented, which is actually humans. Zaroff tells Rainsdord will be part of the game that he has created where he hunts humans Zaroff tells Rainsford he should rest.
Zaroff tells Rainsford that Rainsford will play a game with Zaroff, where Rainsford will be hunted like an animal.
The next day Rainsford is sent into the jungle with only a knife. 3 hours later Zaroff goes to hunt him with a pistol. Rainsford sets up multiple traps to try to beat Zaroff. They only wound him. The next day, Zaroff returns with Ivan
Rainsford set a trap to kill Zaroff but instead, killed Ivan. Rainsford jumps off the cliff into the water and swims away. Zaroff thinks that Rainsford was dead because he jumped off a cliff, so he goes home.
Later that night, Zaroff was in his room reading, glad that he had won another game. Little did he know that Rainsford was waiting in the room. He killed Zaroff, fed him to his dogs, and slept in zaroff's bed