5.3/10
836
25 user 41 critic

Trauma (1976)

Exposé (original title)
R | | Thriller | March 1976 (UK)
A paranoid writer is unable to get started on his second novel. He hires a secretary and then his troubles really begin.
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by chemical pesticides being used by area farmers.

Director: Jorge Grau
Stars: Cristina Galbó, Ray Lovelock, Arthur Kennedy
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Horror thriller set in 17th century England about the children of a village slowly converting into a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Piers Haggard
Stars: Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden, Barry Andrews
Madhouse (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A woman is pursued by her murderous, psychopathic twin sister in the days leading up to their birthday.

Director: Ovidio G. Assonitis
Stars: Patricia Mickey, Michael MacRae, Dennis Robertson
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Giovanni Lambardo Radice and John Saxon are Vietman vets that bring back contagious virus that turn people into cannibals when bitten.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: John Saxon, Elizabeth Turner, Giovanni Lombardo Radice
Antropophagus (1980)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone, Serena Grandi
Absurd (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A priest comes to a small town to help get rid of a monster whose blood coagulates very fast. This creates problems as the monster is very hard to kill and then decides to go on a killing spree of its own.

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: George Eastman, Annie Belle, Charles Borromel
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A mean trashy exploitation picture about three convicts who escape from jail and hole up at the house of a black minister. There are a few nasty scenes where the minister's family is being ... See full summary »

Director: Robert A. Endelson
Stars: Robert Judd, Catherine Peppers, Lela Small
Evilspeak (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An outcast military cadet taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer.

Director: Eric Weston
Stars: Clint Howard, R.G. Armstrong, Joe Cortese
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young man, Marco, working as a butcher, accidentally kills a taxi driver. His girlfriend Paula wants to go to the police so he has to kill her too. He then has to kill his brother, his ... See full summary »

Director: Eloy de la Iglesia
Stars: Vicente Parra, Emma Cohen, Eusebio Poncela
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson is helpless and asks professor James Forbes for help. The professor and his ... See full summary »

Director: John Gilling
Stars: André Morell, Diane Clare, Brook Williams
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A soldier returning from World War II gets mixed up in a series of murders and mistaken identies regarding a cigarette lighter than affects all electric power.

Director: James Kenelm Clarke
Stars: Fiona Richmond, Robin Askwith, Anthony Steel
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.

Director: Abel Ferrara
Stars: Abel Ferrara, Carolyn Marz, Baybi Day
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Inside, Something so unspeakable no one has lived long enough to scream out its name ! [USA Theatrical] See more »

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Trauma See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Along with The Evil Dead (1981) and The Driller Killer (1979), this was branded a "video nasty". See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was slightly cut when first released back in 1975. The recent reissue had almost 1 minute removed. Australian release was uncut See more »

Connections

Referenced in This Changed Earth (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

House Of Straw
Composed by Steve Gray
Performed by The Steve Gray Orchestra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
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.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 25 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed