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Ripper 2: Letter from Within
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Ripper 2: Letter from Within (2004)

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"“Ripper 2: Letter From Within” continues the compelling story of Molly Keller now self committed in an institution for the insane, yet still no one know the truth about her past and who she really is. The dreams have become more real everyday and Molly is desperate to rid herself of the killer that only she know is within her. She is offered a chance to take part in a new, highly experimental treatment which is her last hope for redemption. We follow her into the depths of her mind – the mind of a killer – only to find a frightened child within, living together with the ultimate killer: Jack the Ripper. Molly undergoes the radical new operation, which uses the virtual world to facilitate the brain’s ability to re-learn its basic emotions. Everything seems to go well as the Ripper appears to have been eradicated from Molly’s personality but it turns out that “it” will not give up Molly so easily. In a film with twist after twist we ask ourselves what is real and what is not. The only thing for sure, is that people are dying and Molly is the only one that can stop it…..or not!"


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Review Date: 17 January 2005 My Rating: out of 5

 

This sequel to the hugely successful 'Ripper: Letter from Hell' has to be the most refreshing horror sequel I have seen in ages, despite being hugely influenced by other horror series.

Picking up where it left off, the sequel wisely uses flashbacks sparingly, and goes an entirely different route whilst still managing to retain the various aspects which made the first film so much fun.

This time around, Erin Karpluk plays Molly Keller and surprisingly looks a little bit like A.J. Cook from a distance. Molly signs up for a highly experimental operation to have her twisted thoughts and dark secrets removed from her fragile mind. The surgery goes wrong, and Molly and the other subjects find themselves hunted by a killer.

The film was very refreshing as I had no idea what was going on, and it threw some big surprises my way. It cleverly reuses some scenes from the first film as well as some of the music, but puts a twist on it in order to convey how messed up Molly's mind is.

The cast are all newcomers and they are likeable enough, although we never get to know them as well as we did the students in the first film, and therefore the kill scenes weren't as powerful. Another aspect which was a little bit of a bad choice was the quick edits during the chase scenes, as it made it a little bit silly in a 'Benny Hill' meets 'Saw' kind of way.

In terms of aesthetics, Prague proves a beautiful setting, but anyone who has seen 'The Pool' will already know that, and the effects were well handled even though the majority of them were not required, much like the amount of nudity in the film which was not essential to the story.

The film held my interest throughout and was certainly intriguing, but despite an unexpected twist at the end, the sequel is just as open to speculation and confusion as the original.

OVERALL SUMMARY
Ripper 2 is a confusing film, as it is refreshing despite using elements of the first film and in particular the 'Nightmare on Elm Street' series. It is however presented in a very different way, and that makes it better than most straight to video horror films. Fans of the first film should hopefully find new aspects to enjoy about the series, as it is a little more complicated than the first.




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