original title: Lo Squartatore di New York
aka: Manhattan Ripper, Psycho Ripper
Director: Lucio Fulci
Starring: Jack Hedley, Almanta Suska, Howard Ross, Andrea Occhipinti, Alexandra Delli Colli
New York City: It’s a nice place to visit, but you wouldn’t want to die there!
A vicious killer is on the loose in the streets of New York and he loves to slash and gut open young, pretty females. Lieutenant Fred Williams gets the job of trying to hunt down this crazy killer before he is able to destroy the life of more young women. The task also becomes personal when the killer starts to mock Fred by calling him and speaking in a duck voice everytime he is about to cut open a new victim.
The New York Ripper is one of the most nastiest films that Fulci ever did. It’s so violent that the former BBFC censor James Ferman wanted to take the film back to the airport and deport it away from England. The only reason why it is not a Video Nasty is that it was not able to get a release in the UK in the early 80’s. It is actually still not released in its uncut form in England to this day.