Friday, November 18, 2016

From Hell (2001)

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes

Stars: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Jason Flemyng

It is 1888 in London, and the unfortunate poor lead horrifying lives in the city's deadliest slum, Whitechapel. Harassed by gangs and forced to walk the streets for a living, Mary Kelly and her small group of companions trudge on through this daily misery, their only consolation being that things can't get any worse. Yet things somehow do when their friend Ann is kidnapped and they are drawn into a conspiracy with links higher up than they could possibly imagine. The kidnapping is soon followed by the gruesome murder of another woman, Polly, and it becomes apparent that they are being hunted down, one by one. Sinister even by Whitechapel standards, the murder grabs the attention of Inspector Fred Abberline, a brilliant yet troubled man whose police work is often aided by his psychic abilities. Abberline becomes deeply involved with the case, which takes on personal meaning to him when he and Mary begin to fall in love.

This is a great historical mystery about the infamous Jack the Ripper. No one really knew who he was or really why. There are tons of theories, but nothing solid, no proof. So here we have a movie dealing with the facts and some of the rumors that have developed over the years about the case. The movie was taken from the book of the same name.

This was a really interesting movie. It was a lot more bloody and gory than I ever thought it would be. This movie was a more of a bigger movie with bigger press. I just was not expecting the movie to be that graphic. In those days, larger movies did not get that bloody in their movie.

The cast was great for the movie. All of the supporting cast for the movie made the story come to life. This is one of those movies that, if you sit in the dark all alone and get into this movie, then it just may get to you in the end.

This was a good movie. It is a bit of a rewatcher. It has a good story with a good cast. If you by past this movie for some reason, then go back and watch it. It is worth watching. Enjoy.

From Hell (2001) Trailer

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