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      Hands of the Ripper

      R 1971 1h 25m Horror List
      88% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 49% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A Freudian psychiatrist (Eric Porter) covers up for his patient, the homicidal daughter (Angharad Rees) of Jack the Ripper. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Margaret Hinxman Daily Telegraph (UK) The best Hammer horror film in years. Mar 20, 2020 Full Review Grant Watson Fiction Machine Any given Hammer production is often a bit of a curate’s egg – trash cinema with unexpected highlights – but Hands of the Ripper ably manages to be something a bit more competent and substantial. Rated: 7/10 Jun 28, 2022 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy This latter-day offering from Hammer Films ratchets up the gore, but thankfully not at the expense of an engrossing plot that embeds its psychological content in a series of effective set-pieces. Rated: 3/4 Oct 13, 2020 Full Review Tim Brayton Alternate Ending Quite a strange, offbeat way to go about the business of making a Jack the Ripper picture. Rated: 3.5/5 Nov 19, 2018 Full Review Christopher Hudson The Spectator Part of the fascination lies in the variations on the familiar typology. Oct 19, 2016 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews An overrated glossy Hammer gothic horror tale. Rated: C+ Jun 20, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Trevor T Not one of the best Hammer films, but passed the time. The story is somewhat stodgy but still better than some more modern efforts that rely on special effects. Hammer produced films on a low budget but with really good sets. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Overall, this is quite a fun and unique gothic horror story which follows the bloodline of the murderer Jack the Ripper. It's also a good film with a mysterious, creepy story.  I enjoyed the level of creativity used in the filming style with fun shots and angles. Those who enjoy classic horror should certainly check this out, and I enjoyed watching it for the first time. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/11/23 Full Review Audience Member One typical Hammer production: not very elaborated script, stereotypes, stupid actions, easy special effects... But it has a suggestive starting point, some attracting characters, and makes an effort to maintain a good development and rhythm of narration, aspect which many modern movies ignore completely. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member This early 70s Hammer gem balances elegance with gore. Anytime you make a horror flick involving Jack the Ripper, you come away with certain notions about what you'll get. This does away with those ideas and does something wholly original and intriguing. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Properly scary horror from Hammer. Interesting battle between rationalism and paranormal paranoia. Indeed, interesting that Freud is explicitly named and his methods used by the good doctor as he attempts to unearth the mysterious past of a disturbed young girl Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member She was possessed! Jack the Ripper's daughter witnessed several of her father's crimes, including the death of her mother. She is paralyzed with fear and seeks treatment from a psychiatrist. She appears wheelchair bound and harmless; however, when death begins appearing around the doctor, the girl may be more than she appears. "If I wasn't desperate for money I would have never allowed for this charade." Peter Sasdy, director of Ending Up, The Lonely Lady, Welcome to Blood City, Countess Dracula, Doomwatch, and Taste the Blood of Dracula, delivers Hands of the Ripper. The storyline for this picture is a bit cliché but fun to watch unfold. The kill scenes are average and the acting was just okay. The cast includes Eric Porter, Angharad Rees, Jane Merrow, Dora Bryan, and Keith Bell. "We're going on a voyage...you and I." I came across this, this past Halloween season and I decided to DVR it. This was just okay and could have been better. The kill scenes left a lot to the imagination and it took a little while for the story to come together. Overall, this is an average addition to the horror genre that is only worth your time if you're a diehard fan of the genre. "The violence of this man is still in that girl." Grade: C Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A Freudian psychiatrist (Eric Porter) covers up for his patient, the homicidal daughter (Angharad Rees) of Jack the Ripper.
      Director
      Peter Sasdy
      Producer
      Aida Young
      Screenwriter
      Lewis Davidson
      Production Co
      The Rank Organisation, Hammer Films
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 9, 2018
      Runtime
      1h 25m
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