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The Ripper (1985)

Unrated | | Horror | Video November 1985
An old antique ring turns a college professor into a homicidal maniac when he puts it on. The ring originaly belonged to Jack the Ripper, and the Ripper's spirit possesses whoever wears it.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Schreier ...
Richard Harwell
Mona Van Pernis ...
Carol
Wade Tower ...
Steve
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Andrea Adams ...
Cindy
Randall White ...
Fred
Bennie Lee McGowan ...
Clerk
Jeffrey R. Fontana ...
Brian (as Jeffrey Fontana)
Wilma Jeanne Cummins ...
Mrs. Pratt (as Wilma Cummins)
Karen Morgan Williams ...
Harlet
Patti Beth Abbott ...
Waitress
Alicia Todd ...
Judy
Vic Seals ...
Officer
Vicki Pemberton-Thomson ...
Amy
Edward Comps ...
Policeman
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An old antique ring turns a college professor into a homicidal maniac when he puts it on. The ring originaly belonged to Jack the Ripper, and the Ripper's spirit possesses whoever wears it. Written by Humberto Amador

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$75,000 (estimated)
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According to the DVD commentary track, the black & white photograph in the picture frame as seen in Carol (Mona Van Pernis) the fiancé's bedroom was of actor Tom Schreier's head shot. See more »

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Features Blood Cult (1985) See more »

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Fire
Written by Rod Slaine
Performed by Pam Savage
Copyright 1985
Xanthus Street Publishing
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The Worst Movie
30 July 2001 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

The only credit that this movie will ever earn from me is with the fact that it is the worst movie that I have ever seen in my life. It is an ABOMINATION! Before I saw this movie, I was afraid of Jack the Ripper-I was younger; This movie did not succeed in what I thought it would-SCARE ME! It was the WORST!-I can't say that enough! "The Ripper" sounds scary, but it's not. This movie looked like it was filmed on someone's home video equipment. The acting and plot were horrible, I MEAN HORRIBLE. I fell asleep on it during the first twenty minutes, and then, I turned it off before I saw the end. I had no interest in finishing this movie. It was inconsistent, vile, and just dumb! It is a waste of money, and time. This movie, along with "Troll:2" make it into the most horrifically awful movies ever made hall of fame, in my book. I don't think anyone can disagree.


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