THE NEW YORK RIPPER
LO SQUARTATORE DI NEW YORK
1982, Blue Underground, 85 min, Italy, Dir: Lucio Fulci

Quack! Quack! Quack! A killer stalks the streets of the City That Never Sleeps, targeting young women at random. Leaving no clues other than that he “sounds like a duck,” it's up to a grizzled cop and a psychoanalyst to decode the quacking. Following up his zombie quadrilogy, director Lucio Fulci's ultra-violent grindhouse giallo/slasher hybrid slices up the Big Apple into bloody pieces. A true slab of sleaze cinema so vile that only showering immediately afterward will help you feel clean.


BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR
1989, AGFA, 96 min, USA, Dir: Brian Yuzna

Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott return as doctors Herbert West and Dan Cain in Brian Yuzna’s gory and gonzo follow-up to the 1985 horror classic. Now years after the “Miskatonic Massacre” they caused, West and Cain still haven’t learned their lesson. When Cain’s newest crush dies, the two set out to rebuild her into the eponymous BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR. And proving you can’t keep a good head down, the late, great David Gale returns as the devious and decapitated Dr. Hill. For the sequel, Yuzna cranks the practical FX up to 11 with the help of legends like Screaming Mad George, Greg Nicotero, Robert Kurtzman, Howard Berger and John Carl Buechler. The results are an entire Fangoria’s worth of re-animated mayhem!


SOCIETY
1989, AGFA, 99 min, USA, Dir: Brian Yuzna

RE-ANIMATOR producer Brian Yuzna made his directorial debut with this surreal horror satire. Billy Warlock suspects something isn’t quite right in his upper-class suburban neighborhood, and he’s right: Cannibalism and incest are just the beginning of the horrors going on behind closed doors. “No one who sees the last half-hour of this movie will ever forget it - though quite a few may want to.” - Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times.


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