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Horror film veteran Stephanie Beaton's debut film as producer was this low-budget chiller based on a bogeymen-like fable which her mother told her when she was a little girl. It also appears to be based on every teen slasher film ever made (particularly The Burning and Terror Train), as the plot concerns a young man who, many years ago, was tortured by his peers, had his house burned down, and was finally murdered due to his freakish burnt appearance. Now he has returned to the site of his humiliation with a canvas bag on his head reminiscent of Friday the 13th, Pt. 2 in order to wreak his bloody vengeance, slaughtering teenagers one by one until he gets his comeuppance, which -- as might be expected -- leaves the door open for the inevitable sequel. Genre filmmaker Ron Ford (Mark of Dracula) plays the Bagman; Beaton has a sex scene atop a stove; a dog is killed; there are murders by meat-grinder, machete, and knife; and fans of the late Lucio Fulci should be sure to watch for a rather nasty scene of eyeball violence recalling his Lo Squartatore di New York.