TORSO (1973, Italy)

“Torso” (Italian: “I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale,” meaning “The Bodies Bear Traces of Carnal Violence,” also known as “Carnal Violence”) is a 1973 Italian giallo film directed by Sergio Martino, produced by Carlo Ponti, and starring Suzy Kendall, Tina Aumont, Luc Merenda, and John Richardson. Martino’s fifth giallo, the film revolves around a series of brutal murders targeting young female students at an international college in Perugia. Several critics regard it as one of the earliest examples of a slasher film.

The Fifth Cord (1971)

The Fifth Cord Original Trailer HD (Luigi Bazzoni, 1971)

When a man barely survives a brutal assault en route home from a New Year’s party, washed-up, whisky-swilling journalist Andrea Bild (Franco Nero, Django) is assigned to report on the case. Before long, the maniac strikes again, this time with fatal results. As the body count rises, Andrea falls under suspicion himself, making it even more imperative that he crack the case. His only clue lies in a series of black gloves found at the location of every attack, each with a finger cut off…