A radioactively mutated superman (George Eastman) is loose in a small American town, & for
some reason the mutation has caused him to be a maniacal serial killer.
The only one who knows how to stop him is a priest (who is also a
biochemist [!]), whose collaboration with the police leads to little,
though, since the law in the village is terribly undermanned & all
they can do is to follow the killer's trace of slaughter - which leads
to a house where a handicapped girl (Katya Berger) & her kid brother
(Kasimir Berger) are left in care of a young nurse. The nurse is soon
taken care of, though (her being killed in the gas oven), & the
killer can only be overcome when the girl overcomes her handicap, learns
to walk & ultimately beheads Eastman - the final has her holding his
head into the camera, which is a nice macabre ending.
In many parts of the world, this movie was marketed as a sequel to Antropophagus,
though apart from George Eastman being the lead villain in both movies,
the 2 have little in common. As a matter of fact, Rosso Sangue is
the way better movie, relying less on gross-out effects (though
there are some) than on genuine suspense. & though director D'Amato
was never known for the subtleties that suspense would demant, he does
handle them in this movie quite nicely, showing a side to his talent
Katya & Kasimir Berger, by the way, are the real life children of
cult favourite William Berger.