5/10 … I love me a good Giallo, but I have to be honest, I usually lose interest half way through, and unfortunatly this is the case here as well. It’s beautifully shot during autumn in Venezia, Italy in those lovely 1970’s dark colours. It has those Argento-esque child choirs, some nudity, but more or less blood free.
Unfortunately it has one of my pet peeves in older horror movies, when a killer attack someone, the victim does nothing to fight back. Just presses themselves against the wall, screaming. I mean, a retarded penguin have more survival skills than these people. It’s also filled with nonsense, like strangling someone in a movie theater without anyone noticing. No kicking and screaming, just lets herself get strangled.
This book came out in 2010, and are now long out-of-print. You will have to sell your sibling to get the money for it second hand … or at least pony-up about $100 for it. Okey, your sibling might have a higher (or lower) value than that, but you get the point. Further down on […]
8/10 … “Lo squartatore di New York” or better known as ”New York Ripper” was one out of 3 horror movies that was the first ones that I ever saw. We sneaked home, to a friend’s house during lunch break in school and his big sister had these. The other ones were Friday the 13th Part III, and one more that I’m still looking for. I can only remember one scene in it where a man pushed down someones head into the car engine or fan belt (and no it’s not ”Madman”)
I just love the mean spirit of this one, raw and brutal kills and with sleazy New York 42nd street/TimeSquare as it’s backdrop. The only things that prevent me from giving this a full score is the killers f**kin duck voice and that I think the ”horny woman” has a little bit too much focus on her and lengthy scenes, although refreshing to see a female going after her sexual urges and fantasies. I also just love the Detective Williams character, he’s smoking in the autopsy room and is having a relationship with a prostitute. Don’t think that would get by with todays correctness.
As some of you know, Lucio Fulci is my absolute favourite director, and New York Ripper I would put on 3rd place among his movies, only topped by his ”The Beyond” and 1979’s ”Zombie”.