Rainsford and his hunting crew are on a yacht travelling through the Caribbean sea towards Rio for hunting. Rainsford and his shipmate Whitney are discussing how dark the evening is as they are passing by Ship Trap Island.
As Whitney goes to sleep, Rainsford remains on the deck. He suddenly hears an unexpected sound in the distance. So he leaps upon the rail and balances himself there, to get a better elevation; his pipe, striking a rope, gets knocked from his mouth. He lunges for it and falls overboard into the sea.
Rainsford swims to the shore of Ship Trap Island and notice a huge Palatial Chateau and he was greeted by a giant man named Ivan. Then He meets General Zaroff, a hunter.
Zaroff tells Rainsford that he is bored with hunting most animals; and that he hunts the most dangerous prey; MAN. And Zaroff asks Rainsford to join him in his hunting. As Rainsford refuses to participate, Zaroff decides to hunt Rainsford himself.
Rainsford is being chased by General Zaroff and his hounds. upon hearing the hounds close in on him, Rainsford leaps far out into the sea off a cliff knowing it's his only chance to survive. After landing, he swims back to the chateau where General Zaroff is.
Rainsford hides in General Zaroff's bedroom, upon walking in, Zaroff is shocked to see Rainsford alive. Rainsford tells Zaroff that he's "a beast at bay" instead of being the prey, he is now a hunter and Zaroff is his prey. Rainsford defeats Zaroff and sleeps in his bed.