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One of the more effective installments of the BBC Hammer House of Horror series, this moody, tightly-paced tale involves a series of gory murders in which the predominantly male victims have their hearts and other vital organs ripped out with a hook-like weapon. The most bizarre element in the killer's grisly modus operandi is the connection to a notorious murderess of yore, who is believed to have trained a giant eagle to tear out the hearts of her former lovers. The details of her grisly exploits are documented by a writer who is assisting police with their investigations. The Thrillervideo release contains the edited-for-TV version, missing much of the original's sex and violence, and features a pun-heavy wraparound by horror hostess Elvira. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi