A well-known Director of B-movie horror fare is found murdered in his home, the body arranged in ritualistic fashion. Detectives Strickland and Jacoby are charged with solving the crime. Their investigation carries them deep into the world of low budget film making and amongst the actresses, crew, characters and Directors who populate it. The trail leads them back in time to the Sixties and another notorious crime which resonates down to the present day. The two men must determine whether this murder is an isolated incident - or the beginning of a series of similar crimes, harkening back to the era of `peace and love'.