Rainsford is on a yacht with his friend Whitney, and they are going to go jaguar hunting. Whitney informs Rainsford about Ship Trap Island, and about the scary stories that are told about what happens there. Once Whitney decides to go to sleep, Rainsford hears a gunshot coming from Ship Trap Island.
Rainsford leans too far over the yachts railing and falls into the water while trying to grab his pipe. When Rainsford is in the water, he first tries to swim after the yacht, but it is too fast. In the end, Rainsford is forced to swim to Ship Trap Island.
Once Rainsford reaches the Island, he finds a trail of smashed grass and weeds that lead to a mansion. When Rainsford arrives at the door step of the mansion a huge man answers the door. Rainsford finds out that a man named General Zaroff owned the mansion, and he was a fan of Rainsfords books.
Rainsford is told by General Zaroff that he was getting bored of just regular hunting and that he wanted a new challenge. Once all of the questions and riddles were out of the way, Rainsford finds out that Zaroff hunts humans. After he finds this out, Zaroff invites Rainsford to join him in a hunt also.
Rainsford is forced to play in General Zaroff's game and now he is the one who is being hunted. To try and avoid Zaroff, Rainsford pulls all kind of tricks that he learned while on his hunting trips. Rainsford even manages to avoid Zaroff's prize hunting dogs.
Rainsford runs out of places to go so he jumps off a cliff into the ocean. When Zaroff went back to his house to sleep and relax, he found Rainsford in his bedroom hiding. In the end, General Zaroff and Rainsford fight to the death, and Rainsford wins.