Exposé (The House on Straw Hill) (Trauma) (1976)
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A strange tale of a paranoid writer who's holed up in a remote house with a secretary who he quickly becomes obsessed with while trying to finish his new book. Creepy locals and strange behavior are the order of the day, and it's a very watchable, sleazy little affair. Rental!
This film was included on the infamous 'Video Nasty' under the title, 'Exposé' aka. "House on Straw Hill". Like a lot of films on the list, this one doesn't feature a great deal in the way of gore. It does have a handful of bloody sequences, but nothing enough to warrant it's banning in my opinion. Considering that it's a thriller, the film doesn't feature a great deal of tension, but the action is kept engaging by the way that it sets up the storyline. The film moves slowly, but in doing so is allowed time to let its characters grow and the plot to build. A good explotation thriller that will entertain and even surprise you on more than one occasion.
I discovered how naive I am about horror movie actors after viewing this movie. I had heard of Udo Kier and was sort of familiar as to what he looked like. I didn't realize I had already seen a few of his movies already, namely [font=Arial][i]Suspiria[/i][/font], [font=Arial][i]Shadow of the Vampire[/i][/font] and [font=Arial][i]The End of Days[/i][/font]. Those movies are very enjoyable to me, but I guess it took this softcore porn flick to make me notice just how handsome and sexy he is. The movie itself is on the cheesy side (a "video nasty" as per some of the horror fansites), but I thought there were some amusing moments. I thought there was an adequate sense of foreboding, delivered by the femme fatale in between her onanistic and lesbian activities, but obviously you can't take this movie seriously. I just enjoyed watching Udo Kier behaving decadently, as he reputedly does so well. I couldn't find a clip of him in the movie, but this is what he looked like at the time, with those gorgeous ice blue eyes: [center][img]http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b203/asenath7766/udokier076.jpg[/img][/center]
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