A Classic Of The Perverse From Director Lucio Fulci. A reporter travels to a remote town in southern Italy to investigate a series of brutal child killings in this mysterious horror mystery. After several young boys are murdered in a small southern Italian village, Martelli (Tomas Milian) travels to the town to investigate but finds that the residents are ignorant, distrustful and highly superstitious. He teams up with a promiscuous woman the town has ostracized and soon suspects that a local clergyman is responsible for the horrific crimes. Because of the film s controversial storyline which criticized the Catholic Church, the movie was essentially blacklisted and received a limited theatrical run throughout Europe and was never officially released in the United States.