AUSTRIA, 1770. A TIME OF SUPERSTITION AND RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION. COUNT CUMBERLAND AND HIS EVIL HENCHMEN TORTURE AND KILL INNOCENT CITIZENS OF THE REGION, ACCUSING THEM OF WITCHCRAFT.
Gaby Fuchs,Herbert Lom,Reggie Nalder,Olivera Vuco,Herbert Fux,Udo Kier
Udo Kier is a witch hunter apprentice to Herbert Lom. He believes strongly in his mentor and in the ways of the church but loses faith when he catches Lom strangle a man to death. The witch trials are nothing but a scam of the church to seduce women, rob people of their land and money. In the end, the townspeople revolt, Herbert Lom escapes and poor Udo is tortured to death by the townspeople.