Following up on his masterpiece Five Deadly Venoms, Chang Cheh directs this period kung fu flick about a band of trident-wielding villains who hide their identities with golden masks and who at the film's outset massacre a family of 29. Looking to avenge the murders, the bereaved congregate in an inn run by kung fu master Lin (Lu Feng). That night, the thugs attack the inn, killing Lin and another member of the victims' family. But the criminals are dispatched with by ace fighter Cheng Chuen (Chin Suit Ho) and Kau (Philip Kwok Tsui), the inn's enigmatic cook. Later, as the battle between the two camps become ever more heated and violent, Kau's reasons for wanting to destroy the Masks are made clear.