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After having written a highly successful first novel & having a
deadline for his follow-up, writer Paul Martin (Udo Kier) suffers from
both writers block & hallucinations of murder and/or suicide. To
cure at least the former, he takes refuge in an isolated country
house & hires a typist in form of sexy but enigmatic Linda (Linda
Hayden). But besides being very good at typing, Linda seems to have some
agenda of her own, snooping around in Paul's things & firing the
housekeeper (Patsy Smart) without Paul's approval ta be undisturbed.
When she also shoots 2 men (Karl Howman, Vic Armstrong) who want to rape her with their own gun in
cold blood without making any fuzz about it, we get a hint of her
ruthlessness, further emphasized when she kills the housekeeper, who
secretly comes back one morning, & hides her body.
But though Paul
grows suspicious, he also gets increasingly infatuated by the sexy girl,
& when she refuses his avances he invites his girlfriend Susan
(Fiona Richmond) to the country to let off steam.
This however seems to
conflict with Linda's plans, so she soon manages to lure Paul out of the
house to take a drive with the car - with damaged brakes no less - while
she first seduces Susan, then, when Susan finds the housekeeper's
corpse, kills her. When soon afterwards Paul comes back having survived
a car crash unscathed, Linda manages to get his mind off Susan & has
him finish the novel, only then she reveals her true identity - she is
the widow of Simon, the man who actually wrote the book Paul released
under his name & got famous for, driving Simon to suicide (thus the
hallucinations), & now she is going to kill Paul ... a mortal combat
ensues, with Linda finally winning the upper hand & getting ready to
shoot him, when one of the would-be rapists she thought to have killed,
with the effort of a dying man, stabs her ...
stupid surprise ending & despite the fact that the solution of this
movie's central mystery is given away way too soon, this is an
entertaining thriller with erotic undertones that is carried largely by
the complete ruthlessness of Linda Hayden's character, giving her quest
for revenge a very amoral spin that does no longer comply with the
biblical "an eye for an eye".