When her husband John has a heart attack while out in a rowboat on the lake, Louise Haloran throws his body overboard and later tells the family that he has left on an urgent business trip. Her main concern is that she can only inherit a part of the family fortune if if her husband is alive. The Halorans are a strange family, still grieving over the death of the youngest daughter Kathleen who drowned in a pond when she was just a child. They hold an annual ceremony of remembrance every year on the anniversary of her death. This year however, someone is wielding an ax intent on murder.
Known during the 80s and 90s for his syndicated column Mondo Video, Professor Fred Hopkins leads viewers and students of schlock through the chaotic world of movie monsters and screaming babes that haunted the minds of America's youth long after they left the steamed-window comfort of drive-in movie theaters.