Artist Peter Rickman is run down by a stoned, two-time loser driving a
minivan. He is admitted comatose to Kingdom Hospital, but not before
encountering a ghostly figure whose mission is to use him to rid the
hospital of malevolence, both human and inhuman, and to free its nine-year
old mistress, Mary, from the hospital's haunted halls.
When he awakens in an altered state with newfound but not necessarily
welcome telepathic powers, Rickman finds he can communicate with the
spirits, good and evil, man and beast, inhabiting the hospital.
Mrs. Druse, a patient with psychic gifts, is the first to hear the
cries of the trapped ghost and attempts to persuade brilliant, eccentric
surgeon Dr. Hook to join her quest to identify it.
She is opposed in this effort by the hopelessly arrogant and
mean-spirited chief neurologist Dr. Stegman, and the ebullient but vacuous
hospital administrator, Dr. Jesse James, who is concerned only with the