Naked Girl Murdered in the Park (aKa Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco and Joven de buena familia sospechosa de asesinato) is a 1972 giallo film directed by Alfonso Brescia (Deadly Chase, Miami Cops, Cross Mission, and Iron Warrior). It was written by Peter Skerl (Dog Lay Afternoon, Zoorastia, and Mostruosita) and Gianni Martucci (The Flower with the Deadly Sting, Blazing Flowers, and The Red Monks). It was produced by Luigi Mondello (The Last of the Vikings, Thunder Over El Paso, Mafia Mob, They Paid with Bullets, and Death Knows No Time).
When a millionaire is found dead in a rickety amusement park ride, his less-than-savory family which includes Magda Wallenberger (played by: Irina Demick from The Sicilian Clan), Catherine Wallenberger (played by: Pilar Velázquez from Evil Eye), and Barbara Wallenberger (played by: Patrizia Adiutori from Torso) stands to inherit his vast fortune. Naturally, the insurance company sends Chris Buyer (played by: Robert Hoffman from Spasmo) to investigate. This setting forth a serpentine series of double-dealings, dark secrets revealed…and gruesome murders! The help from the house which includes Bruno (played by: Franco Ressel from Seven Deaths in the Cat’s Eye), Sybil (played by: María Vico from 99 Women), and Günther (played by: Howard Ross from The New York Ripper) is also considered prime suspects. Inspector Huber (played by: Adolfo Celi from Who Saw Her Die) does his own investigation. Once the titular deceased (and indeed, naked) dame shows up, all bets are off as twists follow turns, throats are cut and bodies brutalized, climaxing in an outrageous carnage-filled carnival finale!!!!
This giallo is solid but don’t expect a gorefest or anything extremely violent because most of the kills take place off screen here. Naked Girl Murdered in the Park is a little slower than other entries from the sub-genre made during the same time but it’s full of interesting characters. It does get sleazy and weird at times but that adds to the charm of this 70’s thriller. The script was decent and it keeps you on your toes for the most part. The performances here can be over the top at some points but it makes it a fun ride when watching these unique characters in this awful situation. It has some slick cinematography, quality production design, and a good score by Carlo Savina. This might not be one of the most known giallos from back then but it has enough entertaining elements to make it worth the viewing!!!!
Let’s talk about the high definition presentation and special features from Full Moon Features! This 1080p (2.35:1) transfer remastered from the original 35mm negative is a decent improvement compared to all those low quality VHS, DVD, and bootleg home video releases over the years. This under-rated 70’s giallo flick has never looked great in the past and this is the best it’s ever looked so far. It has a English Dolby Digital 2.0 and 5.1 tracks. This is also a big upgrade compared to past releases. All of the dialogue is clean, all the murder is elevated, and the music has a nice boost to it. The only extras it has is a few “Euro-Cult Trailers” which includes Naked Girl Murdered in the Park, Barbed Wire Dolls, Love Letters To A Portuguese Nun, Satanic Sisters, Voodoo Passion, and Women In Cell Block 9. This release is fully uncut and all region. It’s available everywhere right now, CHECK IT OUT!!!!