Early morning in 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, some young village girls meet in the woods with a Barbadian slave named Tituba. One of the girls, Abigail Williams, kills a chicken and drinks the blood, wishing for John Proctor's wife to die. They are surprised by Abigail's uncle, Reverend Samuel Parris, who discovers them. As the girls run away, Parris' daughter, Betty, falls over unconscious. Procter and his wife soon become the prime suspects of witchery in the girl's condition. Based on the Arthur Miller play of the same name.