The nation is relieved when the notorious robber/murderer Shelton is caught red-handed by the ambitious Scotland Yard detective Long. Shelton is executed, but he uses his final words to curse all the people who were involved in his arrest, and promises that they will die shortly after him. And, guess what, they do! Is Shelton murdering from beyond the grave, or does he have a band of accomplices extracting the vengeance for him? The above description is one of the oldest and most commonly used premises in horror, but based on the writings of Edgar Wallace and filmed as a stylish & atmospheric German Krimi, it's guaranteed suspenseful entertainment! All the wondrous Krimi-trademarks are there, like an uncanny ambiance, grim music, gruesome but inventive death sequences and a few convoluted plot-twists near the end. Eddi Arent provides the mandatory chuckles, as a crime scene photographer who constantly faints, while Otto Colin is genuinely menacing as the villain.