Sam Corneile, a drifter, returns home to take a job at a local mental institution where he discovers a group of patients being exploited under an experimental art therapy regimen. While there, he falls for patient Helen, a feisty, manipulative female who dares him to confront his dark past.
Sam begins his job as an orderly at "Farmhouse", a barn that's been converted into an art studio for the insane. Here he's given the task of overseeing Orson, an eclectic paranoid schizophrenic who likes to paint abstracts and talk to god. Next to Orson sits Helen, a sexy, educated temptress who's been shunned by her an affluent family. She's obviously trouble for Sam who sees women like her as a