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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. An author goes to a secluded location to write a new novel. House on Straw Hill (1976) adds to the vast stack of films and books with this theme, but this one is slightly different because I think it’s soft porn. Oh, by the way, this film is also known as Exposé and Trauma. It starts with sex and ends with death, so I guess it balances out.

Linda Hayden plays Linda Hindstatt, Paul’s secretary, who is quite the nymphomaniac; she was Angela Blake in The Blood on Satan’s Claw. Linda types while Paul dictates and serves him coffee at a specific time.
I can’t say that there’s an actual story, though Paul’s nightmares are fun; maybe this is the original, and Dreamaniac (1986) is the remake because they are both very similar. Linda’s craziness level raises with every passing scene, which kept me enthralled with this film.

3 Stars

House on Straw Hill is one of those films that usually I would turn off, but like a trainwreck, I couldn’t look away. I gave it 3 out of 5 Stars.

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