The idealistic and attractive surgeon Dr. Myra Johnson accepts a position on "Antarktika III", a scientific research station. Upon her arrival she realizes that the current staff has been exposed to the Antarctic for too long. They have lost touch with reality, while their leader - whom Myra urgently needs to talk with - has disappeared without a trace. Due to a mysterious accident all communications with the outside world are lost. Now, with the onset of the Antarctic winter, the research station is completely isolated. And while the scientists are busy finding ways to impress Myra - each with his individual but hopeless style - nobody realizes they and their scientific drilling haven awoken something dangerous.