|release date||October 19 1976|
|director||James Kenelm Clarke|
|writer||James Kenelm Clarke|
|starring||Udo Kier, Linda Hayden, Fiona Richmond|
SynopsisA paranoid writer (Kier) is unable to get started on his second novel. He hires a secretary (Hayden), and then his troubles really begin.
One of the prosecuted films of the legendary British “video nasty” list, House on Straw Hill was banned in its home country for 30 years. It was finally released in 1997 under the titles Trauma and Expose, with 57 seconds cut. Severin has restored the film (in a way) to its original uncut version and like a lot of these older films that caused a controversy upon release, House on Straw Hill is tame by today’s standards. Looking at its debauchery and violence within context, it’s easy to see why it was considered questionable material by the British Board of Film Censorship. I mean, parents just don’t want to let their kids see Udo Kier get a blowjob (no matter what decade it is). …Read More