TAG LINE : NOTHING BUT NOTHING IS LEFT TO THE IMAGINATION!
RELEASED BY INTERVISION
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RUNTIME : 80 MINUTES 16 SECONDS
AKA : THE HOUSE ON STRAW HILL!
DIRECTOR : DENIS LEWISTON
COUNTRY : U.K.
YEAR : 1975
STARRING : UDO KIER, LYNDA HAYDEN AND FIONA RICHMOND
Also known as The House On Straw Hill, this very rare flick is the only British entry on the nasty list. Released in 1975 on the Intervision label, the original is extremely hard to find in its genuine Intervision cardboard carton slipcase.
The story follows author Paul Martin (Udo Kier) who is staying at a house in a quiet country retreat in order to finish his latest novel. The film starts off well, with Paul having sex with a strangely “orange” Suzanne (Fiona Richmond) whilst wearing latex gloves (for some reason) and suffering panic attacks of murders and blood running in the bath.
Paul arranges for a secretary, Linda (Linda Hayden) to come to stay with him and assist with his writing. As he goes to pick her up at the local train station, she is spotted by two local yobs (one is Karl Howman of Brush Strokes fame) who take a fancy to her. When Paul nips into a shop and comes back to the car, a brief fight ensues, where he gives them both a good pasting. Back at the house, we discover that Linda is a bit of a dirty bitch, who likes to masterbate with a picture of a man beside her bed (who becomes significant later).
Later on, Linda goes for a jaunt into one of the vast cornfields outside the house, and lies down to have a quick fumble. She is spotted by the two youths from earlier, who rape her at gunpoint. She seems to be enjoying it (which is why the film was banned) grabs the shotgun, and blows them both away. Back at the house, Paul decides to try it on with her, and she rejects him. Furious at this, he sends for Suzanne, whom Linda is sent to pick up from the train station. A good action sequence follows, as Paul gives Suzanne a good seeing to – Linda runs away – Paul chases her – and she goes back to the house to have a (quite intense) lesbian frolic with Suzanne. After she has had her sordid way with Suzanne, Linda follows her into the bathroom and stabs her to death with a big knife. Nice full frontal shot of Suzanne in the uncut version for you fans out there.
Whilst frantically driving back to the house, someone has tampered with the brakes on Paul’s car, so he crashes into a duck pond. He stumbles back to the house, where Linda confronts him with a shotgun, and reveals that she was married to another author, whom Paul nicked his best-selling script from. A chase ensues into the cornfields, where Linda tries to shoot Paul, discovers she has no bullets, and one of the thugs (who is strangely still lying in the cornfield a few days after being shot) stabs her in the back and kills her.
Overall, quite a good revenge flick, with lots of
nice scenery and some nice shows of tits and ass from both Linda and Suzanne.
There is a rumour that a much longer version (118 minutes) exists, but this
is merely a myth. There is a re-released version available, although (as expected)
it has a good few cuts to the rape scene in the cornfields and the killing
WRITTEN BY TONY FRIZZELL
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