In Victorian England, the teenagers Flora and her brother Miles have just lost their parents in a car accident in France. Their tutor decides to leave the children alone in their huge mansion under the care of the old housekeeper Mrs. Grose, the governess Miss Jessel and the gardener Peter Quint. Miles and Flore are very connected to Peter, who misleads their education with twisted concepts of love and death, but the orphans believe and are fascinated by his knowledge. Peter is the lover of Jessel, and they use to have sadomasochistic sex. When Peter sees their kink bondage night of sex, he has a corrupted and perverted sexual initiation. When Mrs. Grose writes to the master of the house to fire Miss Jessel and Peter Quint, Flora and Miles plot a dark scheme to keep them together in the property.