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Torso (1973)
"I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale" (original title)

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Someone is strangling coeds in Perugia. The only clue is that the killer owns a red and black scarf, and police are stumped. American exchange student Jane and her friends decide to take a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzy Kendall ...
Jane
Tina Aumont ...
Daniela
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Roberto
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Franz
Roberto Bisacco ...
Stefano Vanzi
Ernesto Colli ...
Gianni Tomasso, the scarf vendor
Angela Covello ...
Katia
Carla Brait ...
Ursula
Conchita Airoldi ...
Carol Peterson (as Cristina Airoldi)
Patrizia Adiutori ...
Florence Heineken
Luciano Bartoli ...
Motorcycle guy #1
Gianni Greco ...
Motorcycle guy #2
Luciano De Ambrosis ...
Inspector Martino
Enrico DiMarco ...
Village idiot
Giorgio Dolfin ...
Slim boy in the village
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Storyline

Someone is strangling coeds in Perugia. The only clue is that the killer owns a red and black scarf, and police are stumped. American exchange student Jane and her friends decide to take a break from classes by going up to Danielle's uncle's villa in the country. Unfortunately the killer decides to follow, and the women begin suffering a rapid attrition problem. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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During production, none of the cast was told who the killer was. And because of the high amount of red herrings in the film, many of the actresses were convinced it was someone else doing all the murders. See more »

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In the train, the camera operator's arm is reflected in the carriage door. Also, when the man enters the train carriage and closes the door, the camera crew and boom pole are reflected in the glass. See more »

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a great, very representative giallo
28 September 2000 | by (Kasparhauser, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure why some of the comments for this film were so unenthusiastic; I usually jump all over a slow horror film, though I don't believe this to be one at all. Anchor Bay's print is great, and the film is beautifully photographed. The scene in the muddy birch forest is alone worth the price of owning this. Sure, the standard giallo plot of a mad killer, driven to kill due to a childhood trauma is no surprise, but that's not really the point is it? This is also not a gorefest, but many great giallos are not. The very essence of giallo, as I understand it, is visual style (and extremely beautiful women) over plot substance, and that certainly defines this film, which sits comfortably in my Italian horror top 15, if not top 10.


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