A group of 6 youngsters have to spend the night in an old - seemingly abandoned - hotel due to a
landslide blocking their way. After they spend a night of horrors that
almost cost 2 of them their lives, though, they are surprisingly
reluctant to leave the place, with only 2 of them going to the next
village for provisions (& some information). The others meanwhile
get slaughtered one by one until only one girl (with psychic powers, no
less) remains alive. At this point the 2 guys who went for provisions
come back, & they have found out about a series of murders that took
place in the hotel some 20 years ago, & the heads of the victims
have never been found, making their spirits looking for revenge (!?).
Soon enough, the 2 guys & the psychic girl get walled up inside the
hotel & all hell breaks loose (costing one more guy his life),
before they can finally find the heads, burn them & the ghosts
disappear ... or do they.
In 1989, Umberto Lenzi was already looking back at a career of about
30 years of directing movies, many of them in the fantastic genre. For
that, he proved to be a man of surprisingly little vision or
imagination, relying more on tried & true formulas than originality.
Still, these tactics would sometimes lead to great results, but more
often (as in this case) the outcome is pretty mediocre - or not
even that. Having said that, this movie has at least 2 great scenes that
1) A boy being decapitated
by an ordinary washing machine (!), and
2) a Hare Krishna being
chased by an old fat man with an axe.