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Ripper (2001)

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A massacre survivor (A.J. Cook) studies serial killers under a famous expert (Bruce Payne), but her classmates soon start dying at the hands of a Jack the Ripper copycat.

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Molly Keller
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Marshall Kane
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Jason Korda
Claire Keim ...
Chantal Etienne
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Eddie Sackman
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Mary-Anne Nordstrom
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Andrea (Andy) Carter
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Courtenay J. Stevens ...
Aaron Kroeker
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Kevin Lusk
Leanne Hindle ...
Cheryl Ellis (as Leanne Buchanan)
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Matt Novak
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Mark Tannenbaum
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Ellie Eckhart
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A massacre survivor (A.J. Cook) studies serial killers under a famous expert (Bruce Payne), but her classmates soon start dying at the hands of a Jack the Ripper copycat.

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Ripper: Letter from Hell  »

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Kelly Brook, Derek Hamilton and Emmanuelle Vaugier all subsequently appeared in the Need For Speed series. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase, the model of the blue car changes back and forth. You can see this by looking at the grill, for most of the chase the badge is in the middle, but at one point near the beginning, and once the car is at the cliff edge the badge is in the top right hand corner of the grill. See more »

Quotes

Molly Keller: For a time there I wasn't thinking clearly. I was confused. In limbo. I mean, this is 1888, right? I knew I was Jack. Cunning Jack. Quiet Jack. Jack's my name. Jack whose sword never sleeps. Not the good shepherd. Not the prince of peace. I'm right Jack. Spring out Jack. Saucy Jack. Jack from Hell. Trade name: Jack the Ripper.
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Followed by Ripper 2: Letter from Within (2004) See more »

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Alien Smegma
Written by David Steele and Tad Olson
Performed by Smudged Ink.
Mixed and Produced by Richard Sera & David Steele
Drums played by John Stoltz
Recorded by Kevin Williams at Hot Soul Music
Smudged Inc. 2001©
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Cut Above the Rest...
28 February 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

As most people who comment negatively on DTV slasher films have only ever seen the Scream trilogy and I Know What You Did Last Summer, they can't be expected to construct a comparative view of what is really a film that excels the others of its ilk on production values alone.

Although surface gloss is by no means compensation for a good strong story, Ripper has a whole lot more plot than some its commercially released contemporaries without abandoning the simplicity of the slasher conventions: a group of student taking a course in serial killer profiling are offed by a mystery murderer who bases the slayings on the most famous serial killer of them all - Jack the Ripper.

Storywise, this is really a combo of Copycat and Urban Legend but, for the most part, succeeds in creating an ongoing ambiguity over the killers identity (something that is never honestly made clear at the end), but the ingenuity lies in the styling leading up to the finale. The unsympathetic teenagers are first excited at the chance to do some detective work of their own, then they're curious as it becomes obvious they're somewhere on his list before fighting amongst themselves and ending up hacked to pieces.

I wouldn't give any of the twists away, but Ripper is a largely satisfactory venture with a level of stylish (though sometimes misogynistic) violence that has been absent in recent horror outings and echoes the early days of Friday the 13th with a bit more visual flair. 8 out of 10.


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