During production, none of the cast was told who the killer was, and because of the high amount of red herrings in the film, many of the actresses were convinced it was someone else doing all the murders.
The film was highly censored in English language countries. Because of this, parts of the English dub do not exist for the film. On uncut DVDs, these scenes are played with their original Italian language track and English subtitles.
Quentin Tarantino showed his print of the film at the 1999 QT-Fest. His fellow filmmaker Eli Roth has cited the film among his favorite Gialli and an influence on Grindhouse (Tarantino, 2007) and Hostel: Part II (Roth, 2007).