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The Ripper (1985)

Unrated | | Horror | Video November 1985
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.

Director:

Christopher Lewis

Writer:

Bill Groves
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Schreier Tom Schreier ... Richard Harwell
Mona Van Pernis Mona Van Pernis ... Carol
Wade Tower Wade Tower ... Steve
Tom Savini ... Jack the Ripper
Andrea Adams Andrea Adams ... Cindy
Randall White Randall White ... Fred
Bennie Lee McGowan Bennie Lee McGowan ... Clerk
Jeffrey R. Fontana Jeffrey R. Fontana ... Brian (as Jeffrey Fontana)
Wilma Jeanne Cummins Wilma Jeanne Cummins ... Mrs. Pratt (as Wilma Cummins)
Karen Morgan Williams Karen Morgan Williams ... Harlet
Patti Beth Abbott Patti Beth Abbott ... Waitress
Alicia Todd Alicia Todd ... Judy
Vic Seals Vic Seals ... Officer
Vicki Pemberton-Thomson Vicki Pemberton-Thomson ... Amy
Edward Comps 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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Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

Tom Savini was embarrassed by his involvement with this film. When he attended a 1996 Fangoria Weekend of Horror's convention, part of his routine there included playfully getting on his knees to "beg forgiveness" from horror fans at the gathering! Was also reported on at a recounting of the events at the convention in a future issue of Fangoria a few months later. See more »

Connections

Features Blood Cult (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Fire
Written by Rod Slaine
Performed by Pam Savage
Copyright 1985
Xanthus Street Publishing
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Absolutely Boring.....zzzzz
15 May 1999 | by ICPSee all my reviews

This is a movie based on the legend of Jack the Ripper, when a college professor purchases a ring that replicates the ring Jack the Ripper wore he begins to act strange. The movie is poorly filmed and lacks artistic input. The music is boring and the characters are unbelievable at some points. The movie becomes repetitive and there is a small twist thrown in at the end. Wow, this is a hard movie to finish watching, but if you begin to connect with the college professor's infatuation with Jack the Ripper you probably will be able to sit through the whole movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ripper See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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