In this slasher movie, a bullied youth exacts revenge upon his tormentor. The tale centers on poor traumatized John, a seven-year-old genius who became mute after his father abandoned his family. Because he is so different, he is the perfect patsy for cruel children who constantly torment him. His only friend is young Gretchen. The story then jumps ahead ten years as John breaks out of the asylum he has been in since he suffered brain trauma at the hands of the bullies. Blood flows and violence ensues as he begins murdering and hacking up his tormentors. As a twisted gesture of friendship, he presents poor Gretchen with grisly souvenirs from each kill.