This Day in Halloween: Hammer's "Hands of the Ripper" opens across the U.S. in 1972. / Illustration by Sorprisela Martinez
Hands of the Ripper opens across the U.S. in 1972. The Hammer horror film is one of director Peter Sasdy’s several films featuring a female protagonist, in this case, Jack The Ripper’s daughter. The film remains well-regarded.