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I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale

Sergio Martino Italy, 1973

Matt Keane's rating of the film Torso

Delightfully suspenseful, grubby giallo with some excellent visual flourishes and an arresting mise en scene. One of the best Italian horrors I've seen. I particularly loved the cluttered, gaudy interiors (of the apartments, not the victims). I wasn't entirely comfortable with the erotic elements which verged on the exploitative at times, but it's a thoroughly entertaining shocker that deserves its reputation.