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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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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 André
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 ... Blond 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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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Unoriginal, but entertaining Giallo from Margheriti!, 14 September 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Unlike many Giallo films, Antonio Marghetiti's Schoolgirl Killer hardly features any of the blood, sex and general sleaze that have made the genre famous, and instead puts its focus on the murder mystery and central set of characters. In fact, it's amazing just how restrained this film is, considering that it is set in an all-girls school and how almost every Giallo film with a similar setting takes full of advantage of this. The director does an exquisite job of presenting his story and his setting, and the film features some stunning camera work, which beautifully captures the well designed sets, and the fashion sense of the girls at the college. The film begins with a murder in which the killer strangles a woman and has the body put into a trunk which is then delivered to an all-girls school. Shortly thereafter; Betty-Ann, a student at the school is murdered in the basement, and when another young girl is killed in the shower, the police, led by Inspector Durant, are called in. And they're not the only ones on the case, as amateur detective Jill is also investigating.

It's true that there is hardly any originality at all in the film, and influences range from the obvious films such as Blood and Black Lace, to a certain American classic. This has lead many to call the film tired and unexciting, but I disagree as the relaxed way that the story is told allows the audience to get involved with the mystery, and the comedy elements of the film bode well with all giggling girls school environment. The main problem with this film is that's barely any blood whatsoever, which leaves the murder scenes feeling rather. There are other subplots going on, however - things such as the tentative romance between a teacher and one of the pupils, and Margheriti does well at presenting a whole range of characters, any of which could be guessed at as the killer before the twist ending is revealed. The ending of the film has been used so many times now that it's a cliché, but that aside; it does come as something of a surprise. The problem with the ending, however, is that it basically admits that most of the film has been rather pointless, as there were only two people that needed to be murdered - but Giallo isn't well known for logic, and while this might be derivative, it's still well worth seeing!

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