Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.
Original title: Lo Squartatore Di New York
Italy, 1982. Fulvia Film, Silent Warrior Productions. Story by Gianfranco Clerici, Lucio Fulci, Vincenzo Mannino, Screenplay by Gianfranco Clerici, Lucio Fulci, Vincenzo Mannino, Dardano Sacchetti. Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller. Produced by Fabrizio De Angelis. Music by Francesco De Masi, Jorge Umberto Quevedo. Production Design by Massimo Lentini. Costume Design by Massimo Lentini. Film Editing by Vincenzo Tomassi.
Another schlockfest from director Lucio Fulci, once again focusing on repulsive violence and gore that will only appeal to the most dedicated of midnight madness grindhouse viewers. The Big Apple is full of badly dubbed Americans who are having to deal with a madman going around killing women in the most heinous of ways; anyone who was ever rejected by a beauty queen in high school will delight at all the vicious methods by which the female body is mutilated and tortured, everyone else will be totally revolted. Aside from its alarmingly nasty imagery, however, the slack direction and bad acting keep the film from being in any way engaging, so if you’re preparing for a night of rebelliousness, I’d suggest preparing yourself to be quite patient.