Lo Squartatore di New York (The New York Ripper)
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Lo Squartatore di New York (The New York Ripper)
Jack Hedley of The Anniversary stars as a hardbitten police lieutenant tracking a sadistic sex-killer in this gruesome thriller from splatter-maven Lucio Fulci. The misogynistic script (by Fulci and prolific collaborators Gianfranco Clerici and Vincenzo Mannino) posits a femme-hating psycho (who talks like Donald Duck) slashing beautiful women with a switchblade and a straight-razor because his daughter is in the hospital and will never grow up to be beautiful. Fulci was apparently trying to work in a statement about American competitiveness by making his heroine (Antonella Interlenghi) an… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The exact moment at which the great Italian horror master Lucio Fulci transformed into the hacky Italian schlockmeister Lucio Fulci."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The acting is bad, the dubbing atrocious, and the dialogue is even worse."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Fulci's most corrosive vision"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Sour and pointless."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
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