Tuesday, June 30, 2009

From Hell

Region 2 Portugal

From Hell is a gory detective film cloaked in Victorian-era mystique. The movie depicts how the serial killer Jack the Ripper stalked the dark streets of 1888 London, slaying prostitutes and crudely dissecting their bodies. Based on the graphic novel written by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, this moody chiller is directed by twin brothers Albert and Allen Hughes.

While Jack the Ripper ruled the streets of London, terror reined. His savagery implied insanity, but his diabolical precision pointed to a method in his madness. In 1888 London, the unfortunate poor lead horrifying lives in the cites slums. Harassed by gangs and forced to walk the streets for a living, Mary Kelly (Heather Graham) and her small group of companions are terrorised when their friend is kidnapped and another in their group is gruesomely murdered.

The sinister murder grabs the attention of inspector Fred Abberline (Johnny Depp), a brilliant yet troubled man whose police work is often aided by his psychic abilities. Abberline becomes deeply involved with the case and as he gets closer to the truth it becomes more and more dangerous for Abberline, Mary and the other girls. Will they be able to survive the avenging force that has been sent after them from Hell?


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