Slasher: Ripper takes the franchise back in time to the 19th century. There's a killer stalking the mean streets, but instead of targeting the poor and downtrodden like Jack the Ripper, The Widow is meting out justice against the rich and powerful.
she's the only widow. "MURDER ON MY MIND"
Wow, wow and wow again. A little slow at first, but once this ride gets ramped up it is an absolutely fantastic and ghastly horror in the best possible way. And the gore effects at play here are phenomenal. The mystery of the unfolding plot is so encompassing that you become invested in a way that makes you absolutely ok with taking in a continually escalating level of blood and gore that is staggering (though some of the foley work is a bit overly squishy as soundscapes go). It's the way it's all metered out: through good pacing, compelling acting and lush visuals, you end up with a creation that's damn near Italian in it's execution and even periodically surprising. Good work Shudder! Highly recommend if you like bloody good period horror drama that goes on just long enough =)
Best season so far. S1 was a nice thriller with great kills. The show hasn't felt this good since and I have to say the tropes and early compicatwd storylines were left unsatisfying by the end in S2 through S4. The Ripper is played straight with gorgeous set design and characters that really feel gray. A worthy improvement on what this show became after S1. Cant wait for more.
Everything hinges on anachronistic impossibilities and clear production constraints but I still very much enjoyed the ride