Saturday, April 01, 2006

"Ripper 2: Letter from Within" review

Ripper 2: Letter from Within (2004)

Directed by Jonas Quastel Lloyd A. Simandl
Writing credits Pat Bermel John A. Curtis

Erin Karpluk.... Molly Keller
Nicholas Irons.... Erich Goethe
Mhairi Steenbock.... Juliette Dureau
Jane Peachey.... Lara Svetlana

You know, it's important in B-movies to deliver the B-movie thrills. That should be pretty obvious. Cheap thrills man. That's what it's all about. Some breasts here, a little blood there. "Ripper 2" pretends to give you all of this but then gleefully pulls the rug out from under you.

I thought I was watching a movie about a female Jack the Ripper but apparently I was wrong. The filmmakers must have watched "The Matrix" a few dozen times and became infatuated with the concept of make believe worlds.

So a girl checks into an insane asylum. She thinks she's related to Jack the Ripper. A doctor wants to mess with her mind and screw up the movie. She says yes please. The rest of the movie has her running from a grim reaper-looking maniac, (or is he?), while a lot of nothing happens to people that may not exist. One scene took place in an S&M club, (or did it?), that was fairly pleasant until I realized that it may not have happened.

If it all sounds confusing, don't worry. As long as you remember not to watch this movie, you'll have nothing to worry about.

SCORE: 1 out of 4 for sleazy scenes that may not have actually happenend

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