Shy Brenda Thompson writes naive children's stories to amuse herself. Stifled and desperate for a man of her own, she leaves Liverpool, telling her mom she's pregnant, and gets a job in a boutique in London. She moves in with the promiscuous but good-hearted Caroline but the mod set shuns her for her plain looks. Then she kidnaps a strange young man's dog, so as to perhaps get to know him while returning it. The young man turns out to be Peter, a psychopath with a predilection for killing beautiful things. He renames Brenda Wendy, and they start a hopeful, if strange, relationship. It might have a chance, if it weren't for Peter's murderous secrets.
Did You Know?
A tin of 'Collinson's Coffee' appears in Peter's kitchenette; this is an in-joke referring to the director, Peter Collinson
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When Peter leads Brenda/'Wendy' into her room for the first time, a crew member is clearly visible, crouching down from the doorway. See more
The BBFC cut the film in 1972 for an X rating. See more
Straight On Till Morning
Music by Annie Ross
Lyrics by Annie Ross
and John Peacock
Sung by Annie Ross See more