A brief title sequence and suddenly it’s twenty years later and we’re in Bavaria where naughty Christopher has somehow become responsible, along with his two German character actor friends, for nun Nastassja Kinski, presumably atoning for her father’s numerous on and off set atrocities over the years. Nastassja gets put on a plane for England where she’s supposed to be met by her sweaty nervous Denholm Elliott of a dad. When she gets there however it's scowly behatted Richard Widmark who gets to take her off to his place for ‘safe keeping’ after being convinced to do so by worried old Denholm at a book signing Widmark seems to exhibit no interest at all in attending, which is odd seeing as it’s his own book that’s being launched.
Widmark is playing John Verney, who is allegedly an expert on the occult, although he appears to be more of an expert in wearing blue herringbone tweed, Gucci loafer slip ons, and looking exceedingly pissed off, all the time. His friends Honor ‘My God did she ever look in the mirror to see what she was wearing?’ Blackman and Anthony ‘At least this is better than my bit part in Tower of Evil’ Valentine are on hand to help (i.e. get murdered) and meanwhile back in Bavaria another German extra is having her legs tied together so her baby can be born unnaturally, following her impregnation by Christopher Lee’s character in a scene where we Most Definitely Do Not Get To See His Actual Bottom.
The baby, which when we get to see it, appears to be the kind of thing that would be more at home in Norman J Warren’s INSEMINOID rather than Nastassja Kinksi’s womb somehow ends up there anyway, or at least it does in a dream sequence. Nastassja and the baby are both needed to bring back Astaroth (I think), a process which requires a hill of flint, a whole woman’s worth of blood, and the complete and utter absence of Richard Widmark holding a rock that he can throw at Christopher Lee’s head. Unfortunately all does not go according to plan and one totally unnecessary and possibly even illegal nude scene later and the film is over. Apparently Dennis wasn’t pleased.