Sergio Martino directs Suzy Kendall in Torso, released in 1973. It’s one of the sleazier giallo films from Italy, featuring a soundtrack by Guido and Maurizio de Angelis which you can buy for a limited time from Turntabling.
Any Italian film that features Suzy Kendall in peril is worth at least a look, and Torso does NOT disappoint. It co-stars Luc Merenda, the awesome Carla Brait who giallo fans will remember as “Mizar Harrington” from another high-quality giallo, Case of the Bloody Iris, starring the one and only Edwidge Fenech.
Turntabling is obsessed with the soundtracks to films like this-there’s something about those dissonant guitars, the lounge interludes, and the often VERY experimental approaches to music composition in general. Long before Throbbing Gristle showed up on the scene to make uncomfortable noise in a musical context, composers like the de Angelis brothers, Fabio Frizzi, Ennio Morricone, Riz Ortolani and many others were doing similar things for 60s, 70s, and 80s era Italian films and international productions.
If you find yourself gravitating towards these sounds, do take a moment to browse the Turntabling collection as you’ll find quite a bit of these sounds to obsess over.