Jack's Back (1988)

100 years after London's most notorious crime spree, a copycat killer has taken the city of Los Angeles by storm as he recreates each of Jack the Ripper's bloody murders. Rick looks to clear his twin brother's name after he is mistakingly identified as the killer, which leads him straight into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the real villain! James Spader stars in Rowdy Herrington's Horror debut, JACK'S BACK, from 1988. Sure, Herrington broadcasts many of the film's surprises very early on, but watching the contrived sequence of events play out exactly to the audience's expectations is half the fun! Spader is enjoyable in each of his dual performances, both as the selfless Dr. Westford and as his brazen, streetwise brother, Rick. While it rarely strays from standard convention, JACK'S BACK takes a playful stab at the Horror/Thriller genre.

Rating: 7/10.

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THE DARK HALF, DEAD RINGERS, THE BLACK DAHLIA, MUTE WITNESS, ANGEL HEART, I MADMAN.

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