A collector of esoterica, Dr. Maitland, buys an unusual skull from his ordinary source of artifacts. The skull is what remains of marquis De Sade. Much too soon he discovers how the skull affects him: by turning him into a frenzied killer. Written by
When the Skull strikes you'll Scream!
Did You Know?
According to director Freddie Francis, the "screenplay" by producer Milton Subtosky was little more than an outline and a great deal had to be added to the film during filming , and later in the post-production process, to bring it up to adequate feature length. See more
When Dr. Christopher Maitland goes to murder his wife, the table in his study is shown again, but the book and statue are missing, showing only the skull of the Marquis De Sade. See more
What are you doing here?
Aren't you pleased to see me?