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.