Body Puzzle (1992)

At least this Lamberto Bava film has a unique premise: A detective discovers that a serial killer’s murders are all connected by the late husband of a beautiful widow. After all, his organs have been transplanted into each dead body!

That said — there is a great scene where the killer eviscerates a schoolteacher victim in front of her class of blind students, spraying one of them with plasma. If only the rest of the film lived up to its premise like this scene!

That said, there are plenty of Italian exploitation faves in this one.

Polish actress Joanna Pacula was in Virus with Jamie Lee Curtis (it’s an early comic book film, based on a Dark Horse comic) and Gorky Park. She plays the lead, Tracy and in real life, once dated Roman Polanski.

Tomas Arana — who is on The New Pope these days — is better known to our readers for appearing in The Church, He and Pacula were also in Tombstone together.

Look out! There’s Gianni Garko, who is beloved here for his work in movies like DevilfishThe Psychic, four of the five legit Sartana films (If You Meet Sartana…Pray for Your Death; I Am Sartana, Your Angel of DeathHave a Good Funeral, My Friend…Sartana Will Pay and Light the Fuse…Sartana Is Coming), Encounters In the Deep and Star Odyssey. There’s Erika Blanc (Kill, Baby… Kill!, The George Hilton-starring Sartana’s Here…Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, The Night Evelyn Came Out of Her GraveA Dragonfly for Each Corpse)! And Giovanni Lombardo Radice, always a great scumbag in movies like The House on the Edge of the Park and its sequel where he was the main focus, as well as Stagefright, City of the Living DeadCannibal Ferox and Phantom of Death.

Jasmine Maimone, who was in DemonsDemons 6: De Profundis and Paganini Horror was the original choice for the lead, but she retired before this bloody mess could be made.

You can watch the whole movie on YouTube.

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