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A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!

A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!
Recommended for devolved primates only!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

THE NEW YORK RIPPER (1982)


 This is one of the best Lucio Fulci flicks in my opinion. It doesn't contain any of the supernatural elements that his most well known splatter movies do and I think that's one of the main reasons it appeals to me so much. It's all down and dirty 80's New York set grime where vagina's get sliced open, broken bottles are rammed into crotches and there's plenty of other various slashings and stabbings and it's all done by a Donald Duck-voiced psycho. What you get plotwise is basically a straight forward giallo story that throws a bunch of gore and heavy doses of sleaze into the mix and I think that's a really good recipe. It feels like Fulci was watching something like Argento's DEEP RED and said hey I can top that in the filth and disgust department and he did. He might have also been watching MANIAC since this does blur the line between giallo and slasher movie with it's explicit bloody kill scenes. The most memorable sequence in here features a woman getting her nipple and eyeball split in half by a razor blade. There's also a totally scummy sequence where a woman gets sexually molested by a guys foot in a bar that's pretty goofy and it all helps support the argument that Fulci wasn't the biggest fan of females in general but just a delight for lowbrow gorebeasts.

 Fun for the whole family!:
 

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