Francis Ford Coppola's first mainstream feature (after a few unremarkable skin flicks) is a little gem of gothic horror, stylishly helmed on a shoestring budget. As an eccentric Irish family bickers over a vast inheritance in a lonely mansion, a mysterious axe murderer picks them off one
The film opens with a violent argument between John (Peter Read) and his wife, Louise (Luana Anders), over the disputed will of his eccentric mother (Eithne Dunne). The argument becomes so heated that John is stricken with a heart attack and dies. Desperate to save her share of the inheritance,
Louise sinks her husband's body in a nearby lake and conceals his death fro...