Italy 1252. Inquisition. Accusation. Fear.nbsp;nbsp;Torture. The guilty and the innocent dying for sins realnbsp;nbsp;and imagined in the flames of the burning stake.nbsp;nbsp;Neilsville, 1978. Peter Blasam has come to thisnbsp;nbsp;sleepy desert town to teach its youth, and finds anbsp;nbsp;mystery of mounting horror. Something is happeningnbsp;nbsp;to the young girls of St. Francis Xavier Highnbsp;nbsp;School -- something evil. In bloodlet and terror anbsp;nbsp;suicide contagion has swept the two... while a darknbsp;nbsp;order of its holy men enacts a secret medievalnbsp;nbsp;ritual. Is hysteria manipulating these innocent childrennbsp;nbsp;into violent self-destruction? Or has supernaturalnbsp;nbsp;force, a thirteenth-century madness, returnednbsp;nbsp;to... Punish The Sinners .