Lo Squartatore di New York (The New York Ripper) (1982)
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as Lt. Fred Williams
as Mickey Scellenda
as Fay Majors
as Peter Bunch
as Jane Forrester Lodge
as Dr. Paul Davis
as Dr. Lodge
Critic Reviews for Lo Squartatore di New York (The New York Ripper)
The exact moment at which the great Italian horror master Lucio Fulci transformed into the hacky Italian schlockmeister Lucio Fulci.
Audience Reviews for Lo Squartatore di New York (The New York Ripper)
Directed by Lucio Fulci and staring Jack Hedley and Giordano Falzoni OMG this movie is so stupid I just can't take it seriously. Two reasons why I know about this movie is because it is an Italian Giallo film and the book are quite good if you find the right one and the second reason is that. This movie was a torrent that kids were searing about my school and then they started talking about some scene with a girl named kitty getting cut up with a razor while she was tied to her bed so I passed on the movie. But so like Meany things later on I guess I just had to watch it and the reason it is so stupid is because. *Our killer in this quacks like duck *So lady is getting her fix on by watching a guy and girl have sex *Her husbent is pulling himself over the recordings she made *Some girl gets brutally stab in the stomach while our killer is quacking like a duck *another girl is getting a foot up her privates. *Some girl is getting raped by some guy with only 4 figures on his hand. *Our killer inflicts pain on kitty with a razor to her face *Some girl has a nightmare about a guy gutting her in a movie theater. Its just so stupid for a title like the New York ripper it should be called fucked up killer in new York. A lot of things I just had to fast forward I just couldn't watch like when some Mexican guy sticks his foot up the girl nearly made me turn off the movie. 0% for story it's just so boring and lame and stupid 20% for acting the American actors seemed to be doing alright until the duck came along. 65% for special effects the only good killing scene was the end because the movie was over. 5% for characters there sex crazed and most are getting murdered for no reason. 2% for everything else the music was truly the only good part about the movie. But still its no worth watching so just skip it if I were you. Keiko's score 5%
The New York Ripper is one of Lucio Fulci's last great films. What I love about this film is that it's a drastic departure from Fulci's previous Gates Of Hell Trilogy which started with The Beyond followed by The House By The Cemetery and concluded with City Of The Living Dead. The New York Ripper is a mix between detective fiction and slasher film. Lucio Fulci's The New York Ripper is an underrated film from the godfather of gore. But it's understandable as to why it is viewed as garbage. The film is not for the faint of heart, as it's sexually violent, obscene in some parts. But there are a few well constructed scenes of tension and horror. Though Fulci's glory days were behind him at this point of his career. He managed to direct an intense slasher film that makes Friday The 13th look like a Disney film. Fulci's use of gore is relentless and he delivers it in spades. The film was marketed with the tagline: "The most controversial movie ever made". Well, it's definitely one of the most disturbing of the slasher films out there. Fulci fans will love it, common viewers will despise it, and dismiss it. The New York Ripper is an intense slasher film that is in the same category as William Lustig's Maniac! If you love slasher films of the 1980's, and don't mind hardcore violence or mind it, but want to see a terrific slasher film thats been long forgotten, then The New York Ripper is one film that takes no prisoners. One of the most violent films of Lucio Fulci's career, and if you're familiar with Fulci, then that says something about this film.
It's a Fulci film, and as such defies nominal reviewing. Either you're interested in this or not. This one dialed back the gore some but replaced it with sleaze.
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