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 conquest. Sam befriends Jerome, another orderly, who warns him to keep his distance from the alluring advances of Helen. Keeping an eye on all of them is Dr. Crawford, a cunning psychiatrist who runs Pinewood Hospital for the mentally ill and is the brainchild behind the Farmhouse "art therapy" experiment.