It is an adaptation of a brilliant story that I first heard when I was about eight years old and it scared the life out of me then. I like to think it's based loosely on the legends of the Witches of Islandmagee in County Antrim, Northern Ireland (where it was filmed).
Lady Death would like a companion, just like everyone else. However, striking fear into the hearts of everyone she meets, this has proven to be a challenge. It is only when she is greeted by a mysterious visitor, does she get the opportunity to prove she is more than something to be feared.