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Trauma (1976)

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A paranoid writer is unable to get started on his second novel. He hires a secretary and then his troubles really begin.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Udo Kier ... Paul Martin
Linda Hayden ... Linda
Fiona Richmond Fiona Richmond ... Suzanne
Patsy Smart ... Mrs. Aston
Karl Howman Karl Howman ... Small Youth
Vic Armstrong ... Big Youth
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Storyline

A novelist (Udo Kier) hires a quiet British country house so that he can work on finishing his latest novel. His agent arranges for a secretary to stay with him, in order to speed up its completion (played by Linda Hayden). However, this turns out to be a big mistake when she reveals that she has actually come to kill him for stealing the manuscript for his last novel from her husband, which drove him to suicide. The housekeeper, Kier's girlfriend (played by 70's sex superstar Fiona Richmond) and 2 local thugs all meet horrific ends as Hayden goes on her killing spree. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Nothing is left to the imagination! In her first screen role - Fiona Richmond Britain's No 1 sex symbol. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1976 (UK) See more »

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Trauma See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

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Suzanne's death was slightly trimmed of some bloodflow. See more »

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Suzanne Comes Back
Composed by Steve Gray
Performed by The Steve Gray Orchestra
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Mechanical thriller
18 November 2000 | by ShinwaSee all my reviews

Unimaginative slab of sexploitation horror has nubile (if slightly pudgy here) Linda Hayden as a disturbed woman who comes to work as secretary for pretentious writer Udo Kier. After a slow buildup, peppered with repeated scenes of Hayden masturbating, she gets to work on knocking off the supporting cast. Hayden's charisma goes a long way to making the film watchable, but it's all a very dry exercise, with little effort in either suspense or characterization making the whole thing seem rather pointless, and the final twist revelation making all of the antics that came before somewhat questionable in motivation. In a supporting role, Fiona Richmond occasionally wears clothes.


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