Paul is a novelist who rents out a secluded cottage in the British countryside in order to complete his new book, a pretentious sex romp. Plagued by recurring paranoid nightmares, he has split with his girlfriend Suzanne and is having problems writing his book. He employs a secretary, Linda to type the manuscript for him. He meets her at the railway station, where she is intimidated by a couple of youths, prompting Paul to give them a battering. After settling into the house, Linda takes a walk in a field where she is raped by the youths but soon gets revenge when she shoots them both with a shotgun. Meanwhile, Paul keeps having nightmares and all his advances on Linda are rejected. She insinuates herself into the household, displacing the housekeeper, Mrs. Aston. When a suspicious Mrs. Aston returns to the house at night, she is murdered: her throat slashed with a knife. As he and Linda work on completing the novel, he asks Suzanne to come back only to have Linda seduce her. As they ...
She'll take your breath away . . . Your life is next [Video Australia]
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Did You Know?
This was the only British made film to appear on the original DPP 72 list of video nasties and even made the final 39. See more
When Paul Martin throws the knife into the cornfield, it is thrown away from the house. The small youth then picks up the knife and stabs Linda from behind. This is not possible, as the knife is behind Paul Martin and the small youth would be in full view of Linda as he picked up the knife. He would then have to run round behind Linda in full view and stab her. See more
The first sex scene between Linda and Paul was slightly cut. See more
Remade as Stalker
House Of Straw
Composed by Steve Gray
Performed by The Steve Gray Orchestra See more