Autopsy (1975 film)

Autopsy (original Italian title Macchie solari,[1] also known as The Victim and Corpse) is a 1975 Italian giallo-horror film directed by Armando Crispino.[2] It achieved a cult status for its truculent morgue scenes.[3] The Italian title translates as Sunspots.[1]

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Directed byArmando Crispino
Written byLucio Battistrada
Armando Crispino
Produced byLeo Pescarolo
StarringMimsy Farmer
CinematographyCarlo Carlini
Edited byDaniele Alabiso
Music byEnnio Morricone
Release date
  • 1975 (1975)
Running time
100 minutes


During a rash of unusual suicides in Rome that scientists theorize are being caused by sunspots, a young female morgue doctor (Mimsy Farmer) is told by a priest that he thinks his sister was murdered, although he is being told she was a suicide. They team up to investigate the cause of his sister's death.


Critical receptionEdit

Allmovie wrote, "This creepy whodunit [...] offers a few chills but is ultimately unsatisfying."[4]

Marco Giusti feels that the film, like all films by Crispino, is a little slow, a little boring.[3]

Rob Talbot wrote "You really do wonder what you’ve let yourself [in] for when this one kicks off, but it’ll certainly make you sit up and pay attention, whether you love or hate it.[1]"


  1. ^ a b c Talbot, Rob (20 February 2017). "Eurohorror of the Week: Autopsy (1975)". Scream Magazine. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  2. ^ Luca Rea. I colori del buio: il cinema thrilling italiano dal 1930 al 1979. I. Molino, 1999.
  3. ^ a b Giusti, Marco (1999). Dizionario dei film italiani STRACULT [sic]. Cles: Sterling & Kupfer. p. 423. ISBN 88-200-2919-7.
  4. ^ Guarisco, Donald. "Autopsy (1974)". Allmovie. Retrieved 20 June 2012.

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