Fear City
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To paraphrase 1930s wit Wilson Mizner, Fear City is like a trip through a sewer in a glass-bottom boat. In exploitation-flick fashion, the film exposes the seedy "nether world" of contemporary Manhattan. Unsavory Matt (Tom Berenger) and Nick (Jack Scalia) run a topless bar/booking agency, in direct competition with equally scuzzy Goldstein (Jan Murray). It's hard to imagine anyone lower than these low-lives until we're apprised of a serial killer who dutifully keeps a record of his murders in a diary. The killer's victims are all exotic dancers and hookers, prompting Matt… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ferrara lets his presence be known by lingering on the more gruesome moments, when lesser directors would shy away."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Hit-or-miss cult director Abel Ferrara missed by a city mile on this one."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Has a bitterness and cynicism that's grimily, perversely romantic."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"A city that comes alive with vibrant performances and engaging characters"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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