I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale (1973)

35mm film, Technicolor, 1.66:1
mono (Westrex Recording System), Italian

An Italian directed by Sergio Martino.

Plot Summary

Young female students are being strangled by a masked killer in Perugia in Italy. The police are baffled and when American exchange student Jane and her friends leave the city for a remote villa in the country they are unaware that the killer has followd them.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Sergio Martino
© [not given on screen]
A Carlo Ponti production. Compagnia Cinematografica Champion *
Executive Producer: Antonino Cervi
Written by: Ernesto Gastaldi, Sergio Martino
Story by: Sergio Martino
Director of Photography: Giancarlo Ferrando
Edited by: Eugenio Alabiso
Music by: Guido and Maurizio De Angelis
Sound: Alberto Moretti
Costumes: Vera Marzot, Silvio Laurenzi
Make-up: Mario Van Riel
Hairdresser: Maria Luisa Fraticelli
Art Director: Giantito Burchiellaro

Suzy Kendall (Jane)
Tina Aumont (Daniela)
Luc Merenda (Roberto)
John Richardson (Professor Franz)
Roberto Bisacco (Stefano)
Ernesto Colli
Angela Covello (Katia)
Carla Brait (Ursula)
Cristina Airoldi (Carol)
Patrizia Adiutori (Florence)
Luciano Bartoli
Gianni Greco
Luciano De Ambrosis
Enrico Di Marco
Giorgio Dolfin (man in yellow t-shirt/black jacket)
Carlo Alighiero
Vincenzo Crocitti
Luca Bonicalzi
Fausto Di Della
Giuseppe Terranova

Alternative Titles

Carnal Violence – English language title
Kage naki inju – Japanese title
Die Säge des Teufels – West German re-release title
Torso – alternative title
Torso – Violencia carnal – Spanish title
Torso: Ölene-ölüme- Kadar seks – Turkish title
Torzó – Hungarian title
Торсо – Russian title

Extracts included in
Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 2 (1996)
Fear at 400 Degrees: The Cine-Excess of Suspiria (2009)
Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987)
Murders in Perugia (2011)
Through the Keyhole: An Interview with Sergio Martino (2015)
Yellow Fever: The Rise and Fall of the Giallo (2016)


Cinefantastique vol. no.4 (Winter 1976) p.31 – review
Cinematografia ITA vol.4 no.1 (January/February 1973) p.111 – review
Fangoria no.193 (June 2000) p.53 – DVD review (DVD dungeon by Michael Gingold)
The Hollywood Reporter vol.23 no.6 (27 November 1974) p.19 – credits, review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.42 no.497 (June 1975) p.132 – credits, synopsis, review
Rivista del Cinematografo no.3/4 (March/April 1973) p.160 – credits, review
Sight & Sound vol. no.11 (November 1993) p.62 – video review
Variety 13 November 1974 p.19 – credits, review