I have just watched what must be the worst – and I mean the WORST – Jack The Ripper movie I have ever seen.
The movie is called Ripper and it’s basically about a young writer, Ruth Walker, who is challenged to write the ultimate horror movie by screenwriting guru, Professor Richard Wise, whilst attending a writers’ workshop held in a decaying Victorian building in London. But does this guy secretly harbour sinister ulterior motives? Does the ancient building itself have secrets? And are the knives Ruth has discovered really those of the notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper?
Ruth is told that she must never open the box of knives, but as the box mysteriously goes missing, a strange series of murders are committed. As the spirit of a young Victorian girl haunts Ruth and her fellow screenwriters, the Ripper of old apparently reappears to embark on a new murder spree. And as bodies begin to pile up, it seems that everyone trapped in the building has some link to the original mystery of Jack The Ripper.
Honestly, I expected so much from this movie. I love a good Jack The Ripper film, and most of the ones I have seen in the past have been really good. Unfortunately, this was not one of them. I hated the constant dream sequences, confusing flashbacks, and lengthy group conversation pieces which seemed to make up 90% of the movie. The story was just all over the place, made no sense at all, and was just one dull, boring mess. In fact, there were times when I became so tired of this interminably slow-paced movie that I just felt like switching it off. If ever there was a film that did not live up to its striking, attention-grabbing DVD cover, this was it. In short, Ripper was a movie that promised so much but delivered so little. Avoid it like the plague.
Ripper is now available from Amazon by clicking on the DVD link below: