Andrei Chikatilo

(redirected from The Rostov Ripper)

Andrei Chikatilo

A Russian serial killer who was active between 1978 and 1990 when he was caught after having killed at least 52 children and adolescents. He was sentenced to death in 1992 and executed in 1994.
References in periodicals archive ?
But boys keep getting killed by train tracks -- this is where the number 44 comes from -- and the movie keeps toggling between being a political history film and a detective story (the serial killer is actually based on the Rostov Ripper, who in real life operated decades later).
And if the Simkin and Roychowdhury's theory is right, a similar buildup of excited neurons is what flooded the Rostov Ripper with an overwhelming desire to commit murder.
Veteran star Donald Sutherland won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of the chief officer heading the drawn-out search for The Rostov Ripper. Irish screen star Stephen Rea (of The Crying Game fame) was also convincing as a fellow detective.