A series of murders are confounding the local police with its residue of mutilated corpses. It begins when a sadistic cult murders willing victims for entertainment. Professor Lafitte, a rich sophisticated man, whose hobby is collecting souls, leads the cult.
One of his students is Jack, brilliant and obsessed with composing avant-grade music. He decides to compose a concerto for synthesizer & samplers that is based on the recorded sound of human screams. Jack is drawn into the clutches of the professor, who is guiding him into a dark path of self discovery, in his attempt to create a new kind of music. In his quest for this new kind of music, he begins to seek out human pain. The professor leads Jack into his much more dangerous private activities. Jack's girlfriend Claudia and his best friend Benny are journalists for the collage newspaper and are covering a series of bizarre murders and mutilations that has the police stumped. Benny finally discovers that there is a connection between the murders, the professor and Jack, just as Jack and Professor Lafiette and his diabolical servants are threatening Claudia's lives. The final scene threatens not only Jack's creativity, but also his very life.
A thriller revolving around the concept of human screams, the initial concept predates many of the greatest thrillers, focusing on murder through a sort of sexual addiction, it's a unique concept revived after 20 years