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The Ripper (1985)

Unrated  |  Video  |   |  Horror  |  November 1985 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

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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Tom Savini is embarrassed by his involvement with this film. See more »

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Fire
Written by Rod Slaine
Performed by Pam Savage
Copyright 1985
Xanthus Street Publishing
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Good Story Atleast
16 February 2002 | by (Hell's Kitchen) – See all my reviews

THE RIPPER (1985) Director Christopher Lewis. Wade Tower, Mona Van Pernis, Tom Savini.

College professor is posessed by the evil within Jack the Ripper's Ring that he purchases at a pawn shop. Hence, a brutal spree of Jack the Ripper style murders spread all over town whenever he has a dream!

Well written, and well told story, delivers the goods as far as gore goes. But the acting is way too cheeseball, making it look like an infomercial, or better yet, a public access version of Jack the Ripper. It was nice to have Tom save the day during the last ten minutes.

Filmed in Tulsa Oklahoma, shot on Super VHS, and released direct to video. ** (out of 4*'s)


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