From Hell

Synopsis: 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. But as he gets closer to the truth Whitechapel becomes more and mor
Production: 20th Century Fox
  10 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
54
Rotten Tomatoes:
57%
R
Year:
2001
122 min
$30,692,411
Website
257 Views


Although, I'd happily wallop you

every time you chase the dragon.

I had a sneaking suspicion

you might interrupt.

You've seen something?

What did you see?

A petticoat saturated with blood.

They used to burn men like you alive.

Sometime this evening,

a bangtail was murdered in George Yard.

That doesn't sound

much out of the ordinary.

It was the way she was done.

It was the way the bangtail was done

that cries out for a man of your talents.

Her name was Martha Tabram.

I don't know what sort of name Tabram is.

It sounds foreign to me.

This is not what I saw.

Not the woman of your dreams?

Are you sure?

-Show him.

-You show him.

Why do I have to be exposed

to this degradation over and over again?

I've looked at the mess twice.

Before he cut her throat,

he removed her livelihood as a keepsake.

Gentlemen,

we are indeed fortunate today...

...to be able to observe an entirely new

approach to the treatment of insanity.

Dr. Ferral, I was just saying

to my colleagues...

...we're here in the hope you'll permit us

to observe this new treatment of yours.

I wasn't expecting

such distinguished visitors.

But you're all welcome, of course.

I'm ready to begin.

-Who is your patient?

-Ann Crook.

An unfortunate, Sir William,

who is hysterical and violent.

And has severe delusions of persecution.

Poor girl. Do please proceed.

Gentlemen.

We have one tap above...

...and one into the left lobe.

And...

...one on the right...

...and this unlucky patient's dementia...

...will no longer take a violent form.

Thanks to this simple procedure...

...we can now permanently alleviate

the poor girl's suffering.

What could I do?

I had to leave the baby with Ann's parents.

Rich man?

Thought he was gonna take care of her?

Knew that was too good to be true.

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Terry Hayes

Terry Hayes (born 8 October 1951) is an English-born screenwriter, producer and author best known for his work with the Kennedy Miller film production house. more…

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