Heavy-drinking big game hunter Mike Stacey (Bryant Halliday) makes a living leading safaris on the African plains. On one such expedition, his client shoots a lion, but the beast isn't hurt too badly and it crawls off into the bush. Mike declares that somebody needs to go find it and finish the job, but the expedition's guide, Major Lomas (Dennis Price), objects - the lion was heading towards territory occupied by the Simbaza tribe, who worship lions. Killing one is the most severe crime a person in their society can commit, and means automatic death. Mike sneers at the idea of letting the beast go, even though bearer Saidi (Dennis Alaba Peters) is the only person who is willing to go with him and finish it off.
Mike manages to kill the lion, although it wounds his arm before it dies. The two men skin it and take the hide back to camp, where they are visited by Simbaza tribesmen looking for the man responsible for the crime. Saying nothing, the natives single out Mike and throw a spear at his feet, then disappear into the bush. Believing the incident to be a sign of bad luck, most of the expedition's bearers abandon them and they have no choice but to pack everything up and head home. On the jeep ride back to civilization, another unsettling incident occurs - Saidi suddenly grabs a knife and tries to kill Mike, but Lomas is able to subdue him. The man runs off.
When the group arrives back in Johannesburg, Mike is shocked to find that his wife Janet (Lisa Daniely) has left him, and taken their young son Tommy (Andy Meyers) back to live with her mother in London. Mike flies to England to meet with her, but she refuses to hear him out. She states that she's sick of his drinking, his constant absences from the home, and his generally pissy attitude about everything. He begs her to re-consider, and asks her to meet him that night at the bar in his hotel. However, she doesn't show up, and Mike instead gets drunk and goes home with another woman - though he's so plastered that he simply falls asleep. However, he has a horrible nightmare and wakes up, and decides to go back to his hotel. As he walks along a darkened path, he is disturbed by the sounds of a lion roaring.
But that's just the beginning of his problems - he soon begins to deteriorate, both physically and mentally. The wound that the lion inflicted becomes infected, and he is wracked by fever. He begins to hallucinate, seeing Simbaza tribesmen stalking him everywhere he goes. His doctor is unable to explain it, and Janet puts aside their marital differences to take care of him. However, as he begins to wither, she becomes desperate and goes to an expert of Africa (Louis Mahoney), who confirms what she's begun to suspect - her husband has fallen under a Simbaza curse. Mike has only one hope - he must return to Africa and kill the man who put the curse on him, or he will die.
Directed by Lindsay Shonteff / Black and White / 77 minutes / iPod-ready MP4 file / Includes bonus short film, "African Pigmy Thrills"