After 10 years, a serial killer (Erwin Leder) is released from prison,
with only one thing on his mind: To kill again and put fear in people. And
while he (from the off) calmly rercalls his childhood, his past crimes and
what made him the way he is now, he tries to strangle a cabdriver (but
fails), then breaks into a house, with the aim of properly terrorizing its
inhabitants: He uses tape to tie the daughter of the house to a doorknob,
then ties up an old woman who is probably her mother, and finally he
drowns the retarded and disabled son of the house in tha bathtub. He then
wants to show the old woman what he has done to her son, but gets
over-excited and strangles her. Meanwhile the young woman tries to make a
getaway, but he catches her in the garage, brutally stabs her with a bread
knife. then fucks her corpse.
After he is done, he calmly packs the corpses in the family car and
drives off, to pick up some girls in a café to become his next playthings.
But on the way there, he has caused a minor car accident and soon the
police catches up with him - and to scare them off, he opens the trunk of
the car with the dead bodies ...
He got prison for life ...
A very disturbing movie that contrasts most of the brutal on-screen
goings-on with a very calm off-commentary by the killer. Unusual and
inventive camerawork and an insistence to play out many scenes (including
the murder scenes) in real-time rather than to elegantly edit them further
contribute to the creepy atmosphere of this great but rather
underappreciated serial killer film.