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.
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122 min

before the Son of God was born.

Six men died to bring it here...

...from Egypt.

May the good Lord have mercy.

She was like that when I found her.

All murdered.

What kind of monster did this?

The boys have made their rounds

of the taverns...

...and the delightful domiciles

that make up this charming street.

Will it surprise you

that no one heard a sound?

Her throat was cut,

but there's no arterial spray on the wall.

She was killed somewhere else.

It rained last night, didn't it?

She's dry.

She was brought here

in a carriage or something.

Her throat must've been cut

in the carriage.

I imagine they stopped it over there.


There's more than one?

Most definitely.

This was all in your vision?


So, definitely more than one person.

It has to be a message

from the Nichols boys. Right?

What the hell?

That's grapes, isn't it?

What the hell would a bangtail

be doing with grapes?

I'd like to give them an answer.


-The Nichols boys.

I'd welcome the opportunity to give

them an answer to their bloody message.

There is most definitely a message here.

You're right about that.

What am I wrong about?

Martha Tabram was raped,

tortured and killed.

That's cruel.

But I've seen that sort of cruelty

in the East End before.

This is methodical.

The butchery is irrational, yet...

...meticulous and deliberate.

Altogether a different breed of killer.

As soon as possible,

I'd like to know what he took.

What do you mean "what he took"?

-Didn't you notice?


He's taken at least one of her organs.

Oh, no.

I want every veterinarian...

...butcher, furrier in the district


Furrier? What did he do, sir? Skin her?

Pipe down, Withers.

When the Inspector is talking

you are listening, understand?

Yes, Sergeant.

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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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