After the success of his arguably pensive sci-fi horror SCARECROWD: THE MUSK, Italian-American director George Nevada is back alongside Italian producer (as well as the films writer) Domiziano Cristopharo, and the intriguingly titled film JACK THE ST. RIPPER.
Utilising many of the same cast from SCARECROWD (Fabrizio Occhipinti, Antony Ferry) and previous Domiziano Cristopharo efforts (Cleverson Rodrigues, Mark Thompson), JACK THE ST.RIPPER has been tagged as a crazy mix between MAGIC MIKE (no doubt this is where the St.Ripper part of the name comes in) and CARRIE by way of a parody style that pays homage to the gore and violence of the classic 80s grindhouse films.
Oh and perhaps some nods to the more contemporary stylised horror and thrillers with THE NEON DEON being an obvious reference point from both the tag line, the audio utilised in the trailer and also the effect on the trailer credits.
Talking of the trailer it certainly plays all the right notes and in addition posses almost an 1980s giallo vibe which permeates throughout, even if the violence comes across as more schlock than sophisticated, meaning that this film should appeal to many genre fans.
As of yet no release information is available but you can keep up to date with the films progress over on the official Facebook page.
On a potentially unrelated note there was a London killer who operated between 1964-1965 who was named ‘Jack the Stripper’ by the national press as part of the ‘Hammersmith nude murders’ and although I know that Domiziano Cristopharo takes influence from real life events, from what I know so far this is just a coincidence. But one to be aware of.
Regardless of all this conjecture, watch the trailer below and make up your own mind.