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New York Ripper

Director: Lucio Fulci Run Time: 85 min. Format: Digital Rating: R Release Year: 1985

Starring: Almanta Suska, Howard Ross, Jack Hedley

Giallo hits the American streets of New York with our second Lucio Fulci film of the month, New York Ripper.

If it talks like a duck in this early 1980s Fulci horror fest, then it’s your New York Ripper. But burnt out detective Lieutenant Fred Williams is hot on the trail of the man brutally killing random ladies in New York City (and we’re talking some serious knifely aggression towards women here). There’s lots of razor blades, gore, and sexual acts with random strangers (S&M anyone?) going on here but through all that is the element of media fame and psychoanalysis. Part of the honorable group of “Nasties” banned in the UK for decades, New York Ripper is Italian-made American horror at its unfinest.

Part of Nitehawk’s August I Heart New York Horror midnite series.