In search of a suitable replacement face for his disfigured daughter, a mad doctor murders young women. The plot is ridiculous and the execution is rather dull. This low grade thriller would be regarded as a total turkey if it were made in America, but because it's French and it's old, it is regarded as some sort of classic. The pacing is extremely lethargic, with much screen time devoted to people walking from one place to another or driving from here to there. Given the time of the film's release, the scene depicting the surgical removal of a victim's face is surprisingly graphic and disgusting. The ending is quite predictable.