By Dan Kinem
The Ripper is apparently one of the “first” direct-to-video films, and boy was it evident. It looked like straight shit the entire movie. All I could think about was that we were either watching a shitty porno or a soap opera. I actually thought this had the chance to be good, looking at it on the shelf, and then I pulled it out of the case.
LOOK AT THAT. LOOK AT THAT FUCKING SHIT. All it has is a fucking tiny sticker that someone wrote the title on, that’s it!
It does “STAR TOM SAVINI”… not. He’s in the film for the last 10 minutes or less as The Ripper and while his stuff was genius, that can’t save a boring, shitty-looking horror film. The only things that made this more enjoyable than Mazes and Monsters were decent effects and the fact that they talked about horror films a lot.
Watch the film only if you want to see Tom Savini twirling his mustache, ‘cause that’s pure gold.