In the village of Holfen, a number of young women are found stabbed to death by what is determined to be an ancient dagger with a curved and rusty blade. The superstitious locals believe the murders to be the fulfillment of a curse placed on them in the 17th century by Baron Von Klaus, a sadistic libertine who killed many women before dying in the swamps surrounding his castle. The Baron's spirit is said to live on in his male descendants, but von Klaus heir Ludwig (Hugo Blanco) doesn't arrive in town until the day after the latest murder. He is entrusted with a key to his ancestor's torture dungeon and begged to bring an end to the family curse by visiting it, destroying it, and leaving the castle, never to return again. But will he have the willpower to resist the lure of his horrific heritage? Never before released in America, The Sadistic Baron von Klaus is a stylish, black & white, Gothic whodunit from horror maverick Jess Franco.
Famed horror film director Jess Franco creates a Gothic masterpiece with THE SADISTIC BARON VON KLAUS. The idyllic village of Holden gets thrown into turmoil when a string of young women are stabbed to death by what appears to be an ancient dagger. Superstitious residents believe the violence to stem from a curse place on the town by a 17th century Baron called Von Klaus. When the Baron's heir arrives in Holden, he is assigned the dangerous task of ridding the town of this murderous curse.