When rich white New Orleans student Denise Roberts (Susan McCullough) announces she is going to marry a black man who has made her pregnant, her racist attorney brother Dan (James Ralston) threatens Denise and her fiancé and demands she has an abortion. The younger, more sensitive brother, Vance (former Monkees star Mickey Dolenz), is shocked but more supportive.
The black lover is subsequently murdered in New York by a sniper – a hitman hired by Dan.
Some time later, Denise is drowned in her bathtub, with the (unseen) killer slashing her wrists to disguise the murder as a suicide.
A young black priest named Jessie (Chuck Patterson) who has recently returned to his old parish in New Orleans, tries to make peace between the two feuding Roberts brothers. But further murders follow . . .
Dan’s new bride, Carol (Ann Barrett), is killed by a venomous Asian snake concealed in a bouquet of roses delivered to her home; their recently-fired black gardener, Willie (Warren Kenner), attempts to stab Dan, but Dan shoots him to death in self-defence; and Vance’s wife Ann (Katie Tilley) is killed by a poisoned arrow from a booby trap in their car.
Blaming his brother for Ann’s death, Vance stabs Dan, but Dan shoots Vance.
Father Jessie arrives on the scene as the two brothers lay dying and reveals that he is actually Jessie’s twin brother Jake and that the real Jessie was Denise’s fiance (and the man who had made her pregnant).
Jake had then orchestrated the string of murders in revenge for the killing of his brother.
Despite the title, most of the action in this low-budget Blaxploitation flick occurs in the daytime, and nobody is actually strangled.
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