The controversial horror/fantasy film about a 19th century nobleman (Lee) who is ostracized from his village after being convicted of whipping a local girl to near-death. Soon after he's found dead, but his spirit returns as an apparition which proceeds to haunt the ancestral castle. He finds that his fiance (Lavi) has now married his brother while acting as a mistress to their father. In retaliation, the ghostly form viscously flogs the woman, only to discover she's a sadomasochist who actually enjoys the cruel treatment! These bizarrely sexual meetings continue while the remaining residence of the castle meet mysterious and untimely deaths. Directed by Italian cult icon Mario Bava and featuring an unforgettable performance by Lee.