Director Paul Sullivan (Mickey Rourke) wanted to look behind the eyes of pure evil by filming a biographical picture about Belgian mass murderer Freddy Lebecq (Jan Decleir). But when documentation becomes exploitation, actor Dylan Cole (Andrew Howard) attemps to humanize the reviled man's life story through his performance. When this is leaked to the local media, the family of Lebecq's victims want to shut down the production. After mysterious death threats and extortion from the victims lawyers, the two parties clash and a media circus ensues. Meanwhile, Lebecq's killing of his legal council and several guards before his escape from prison compounds the problem. Upset with the reopening of old wounds, Lebecq goes after the production with a vengeance and now the threatening letters, which were initially a ploy by the films producer (Gene Bervoets) to stir up controversy, become a real threat. Now, no one is safe from the grip of Lebecq's terror!