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Franco Bottari (screenplay)
Antonio Margheriti (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 August 1968 (USA) See more »
The suspense is unbearable, the shock is electrifying, the climax is terrific!!! See more »
The corpses are piling up at St. Hilda's School for Girls, leaving top cop Michael Rennie with more than the usual suspects... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Girls just wanna have fun... And so do maniacal black-gloved killers! See more (15 total) »


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Mark Damon ... Richard Barrett
Eleonora Brown ... Lucille

Michael Rennie ... Inspector Durand
Sally Smith ... Jill
Patrizia Valturri ... Denise
Ludmila Lvova ... Mrs. Clay
Luciano Pigozzi ... La Floret (as Alan Collins)
Franco De Rosa ... Detective Gabon (as Franco Derosa)
Vivian Stapleton ... Miss Transfield (as Vivienne Stapleton)
Ester Masing ... Miss Martin (as Esther Masing)
Aldo De Carellis ... Professor Andre
Giovanni Di Benedetto ... Di Brazzi (as John Hawkwood)
Valentino Macchi ... Policeman
Umberto Papiri ... Simon
Caterina Trentini ... Betty Ann (as Katleen Parker)
Silvia Dionisio ... Margaret (as Sylvia Dionisio)
Lorenza Guerrieri ... Wendy
Malisa Longo ... Cynthia Fellows
Paola Natale ... Maid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nando Angelini ... Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Antonio Margheriti  (as Anthony Dawson)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mario Bava  story (uncredited)
Franco Bottari  screenplay
Antonio Margheriti  screenplay
Giovanni Simonelli  story

Produced by
Virgilio De Blasi .... producer
Lawrence Woolner .... producer
Original Music by
Carlo Savina 
Cinematography by
Fausto Zuccoli (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Otello Colangeli 
Production Design by
Antonio Visone 
Set Decoration by
Mario Giorsi 
Costume Design by
Mario Giorsi 
Makeup Department
Franca Cotroneo .... hair stylist
Piero Mecacci .... makeup artist
Production Management
Franco Ciferri .... production supervisor
Nino Misiano .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nando Angelini .... second assistant director
Renato Savino .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Fausto Achilli .... sound mixer
Giuseppe Di Liberto .... sound engineer
Sandro Occhetti .... sound mixer (as Sandro Ochetti)
Camera and Electrical Department
Giancarlo Ferrando .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annamode .... costumer
Editorial Department
Dante Amatucci .... assistant editor
Music Department
Don Powell .... composer: song "Nightmare"
Carlo Savina .... composer: song "Nightmare"
Carlo Savina .... conductor
Other crew
Eva Koltay .... script supervisor
Antonio Trapasso .... production secretary
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nude... si muore" - Italy (original title)
"Naked You Die" - USA (DVD title)
"School Girl Killer" - USA (video title)
"The Miniskirt Murders" - USA (imdb display title)
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USA:82 min | Germany:94 min (uncut) | Italy:98 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Girls just wanna have fun... And so do maniacal black-gloved killers!, 4 August 2008
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Co-written, albeit unaccredited, by Mario Bava (who's the greatest Italian horror genius of all times) and directed by Antonio Margheriti (who's the most underrated Italian horror genius of all time); this simply had to be a terrific Giallo-outing and a downright must-see for all fans of the Italian horror industry. It's a bit unfortunate that the majority of reviews I encountered thus far aren't as enthusiast as they ought to be. Several people seem to complain about the predictability of the plot and the overall lack of rudimentary Giallo trademarks like gory murders and naked chicks. Well, they do make a valid point but also appear to be forgetting that "Naked You Die" is actually one of the earliest entries in this wondrous sub genre of horror, predating Dario Argento's most famous Gialli ("Deep Red", "Bird with the Crystal Plumage") and carefully elaborating on the trend started by the aforementioned deity Mario Bava ("The Girl Who Knew Too Much", "Blood and Black Lace"). "Naked You Die" was made in an era when clichéd plot twists were still considered original and the image of black gloved hands around the neck of a young defenseless co-ed were still found ultimately shocking and disturbing. On the contrary, I bet in 1968 "Naked You Die" was quite controversial and provocative with its themes about lewd boarding schoolgirls secretly meeting up with their hunky teachers at night and pervert janitors peeping at young girls showering. And, if anything, this was undeniably an influential piece of horror film-making being one of the first to use a remote all-girl school as the playground setting for a psychopathic killer. Several films followed this example, including "The House that Screamed", "What Have you done to Solange" and – not in the least – Dario Argento's "Suspira" and more recent Lucky McKee's "The Woods".

The movie opens with the atmospheric and reasonably creepy murder of a young woman in her bathtub. For whatever motivation, the killer literally parcels up the victim in a suitcase and sends her to a secluded boarding school. Here, we meet a handful of playful and very sexy girls and an assembly of staff members (teachers, headmasters and garden personnel) that all appear suspicious in some way. As to be expected, not everything is kosher in this boarding school. The riding teacher meets up with his favorite pupil in the birdhouse, the overly talkative girl aspires to date the new gym teacher and the gardener is a peeping tom. When girls mysteriously start to disappear and turn up brutally murdered, the experienced police detective Durant has a difficult time getting everyone to fully cooperate with the investigation and tell the truth. The first half hour to forty-five minutes (after the promising intro) admittedly pass very tediously and there isn't much excitement to behold, but at the same time you could also claim director Margheriti takes the time and effort to extendedly introduce all his main characters and make them look extra suspicious. The pacing increases quite a bit around the hour, but sadly from then on the film also becomes very predictable and the climax is even downright transparent. Still, avid Giallo buffs will unquestionably find "Naked You Die" a highly pleasing effort, partly also thanks to the stylish photography, adequate acting performances and the stupendously catchy and rhythmic credit song "Nightmare".

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