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.
Sujit R. Varma
The House On Straw Hill. It only looks peaceful . . . [Video Australia]
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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
[All goofs for this title are spoilers.
In 1975 the British Board of Film Censors granted "Expose" an X certificate with cuts for theatrical release with around 3 minutes of heavy edits to all the sex scenes and shots of bloody stabbings. Intervision Home Video issued the film on video a few times, the first being in 1979. Although some tapes of "Expose" were preceded with the BBFC's X certificate, the film was in fact uncut (it is worth noting that Intervision also apparently released it under the alternative title "The House on Straw Hill"). During the video nasty hysteria, "Expose" was listed as number 39 on the Department of Public Prosecutions' list and banned. Odyssey reissued the film on video in 1995 with 51 secs of BBFC cuts to a gunpoint rape scene and a shower murder, and it is this version that was released on DVD in 2002. The 2006 Village Entertainment DVD featured the same cut print. See more
House Of Straw
Composed by Steve Gray
Performed by The Steve Gray Orchestra See more