Poročnik Krebs je na prvi pogled ugleden policist, toda v resnici se v njem skriva psihopat, ki si svoje tarče izbira med mladimi plesalkami. Njegova žrtev postane Gina, ki jo potem, ko je bila napadena, prepriča, da se usede v njegov avto pod pretvezo, da jo bo odpeljal domov. Toda nekaj ur kasneje se Gina zbudi v Krebsovi kleti, ki spominja na zapor. Medtem narednik Burns poskuša najdi sledi, ki bi ga pripeljale do skrivnostno izginule Gine.
In Redwood County, the dancer Gina is attacked and her boyfriend is killed by a maniac in a motel. Gina is attended by Sergeant Burns and Lieutenant Krebs insists in giving a lift to her when she leaves the hospital. However, he kidnaps Gina and arrests her in a cell in the basement of his isolated house. The deranged policeman has a serious trauma from his childhood with dancers of night-clubs and establishes rules and punctuations for Gina while she is imprisoned. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Krebs is stalked by a local, Ruthie, who has a crush on him and wants to promote his amateurish puppet show with the character Deputy Rock, his alter-ego. Sgt. Burns is trying to find a clue where the missing Gina may be.