The Limehouse Golem

Synopsis: As music-hall star Elizabeth Cree awaits her sentence for the death of her husband John, Inspector Kildare suspects he may have died by the hand of the serial killer responsible for the series of murders that has shaken Victorian London.
Director(s): Juan Carlos Medina
Production: RLJ Entertainment
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

Let us begin, my friends,

at the end.



He left nothing?


If he meant to poison himself,

why would he not

at least leave a note?

I fear that the act of

burning his papers

bears testament enough

to his state of mind.

Mrs. cree...? Forgive me --

i-i know this is neither

the time nor the place --

but may I say what an ardent

admirer I am of your work?

I looked in the kitchen, sir.

This was all I could find.

I'm afraid this'll be it.

There was residue in a glass

on the nightstand.

Oh, it can't have been

in there, sir.

His nightly cordial was always

prepared by Mrs. cree.


You...Did not make the drink?

Surely you're not

asking me in earnest

if I poisoned my husband?

Oh, sir, believe me,

she cannot have done this!

The two of them were in a most

violent dispute yesterday!

Why would she prepare

Mr. cree a nightcap

when they were not

on speaking terms?


what has possessed you?

Sir, please,

allow me to explain.

I'm sorry, Mrs. cree.

You'll need to do that

down at Scotland yard.

A woman accused of

poisoning her husband.

But not just any woman --

little Lizzie,

darling of the music halls.

But the city was in thrall

with the fearsome

limehouse golem.

Who was he?

Who would be his next victim?

The golem had last struck

the day before her arrest.

And his was the name

on every londoner's lips.

How many are dead?


Shopkeeper Mr. Gerrard,

his wife Mary, their maid...

And the two Gerrard children.

It's not...Number 29.

29 ratcliffe highway?

What of it?

The ratcliffe highway murders?

John Williams?

It's a bit before my time.

And mine!

It was 70 years ago!

Inspector Roberts!

Can you confirm that

this is the work of the golem?

Evening post reporter:

What is it about this house?

Do you think it could be cursed,


Gentlemen, gentlemen, please!

I'd ask you to, uh, direct

your requests to my colleague,

detective inspector kildare.

He's taking over the case.

Evening post reporter: Kildare?

How are you spelling that?

Taking over?

I'm just stepping aside,

not stepping down.

The public seeks reassurance,


What better way than to

give them new blood?

Are you fearful of

stepping into the shoes of

the great Mr. Roberts?

Evening post reporter:

Can you confirm this is

the work of the golem?

How many more people have to die

before the golem is caught?


Detective Roberts!

Inspector kildare, is it true

that this is

your first murder case?

Inspector kildare!


Move. Move back.

Do you know if they'll be

displaying the bodies today,


Step aside, sir.

The maid was found over there.

Were there footprints when you

arrived? The golem's prints?

Half of limehouse

was already here.

Which of the victims

was found there?

None. The golem moved

that one himself.

Either Mr. or Mrs. Gerrard.

-More likely him.

If the maid was killed first,

he'd investigate

the disturbance.

Where is her body now?

-We took her upstairs, sir.

At least up there we can

keep the hoi poloi out.

Down here is a lost cause.

-They can't all be reporters.

Oh, no. Locals looking

for entertainment.

Cheaper than a ticket

to a shocker.

Sometimes I suspect if

i was dispatched to hell,

I'd barely notice the change,

bar the weather.

This is inspector kildare.

Taking over from Roberts.


Can you tell this idiot

to let me up?

I'm with the evening post!

This is the maid?

I'm sorry.

I've never seen anything

of this kind.

Neither have I.

"He who observes

spills no less blood

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Jane Goldman

Jane Loretta Anne Goldman (born 11 June 1970) is an English screenwriter, author and producer. She is mostly known for co-writing, with Matthew Vaughn, the screenplays of Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015), X-Men: First Class (2011), Kick-Ass (2010) and Stardust (2007). Both met high critical praise for their partnership works. The Woman in Black (2012) is the first solo screenplay by Goldman. She is also known for writing the books Dreamworld (2000) and The X-Files Book of the Unexplained (1997), and presenting her own paranormal TV series, Jane Goldman Investigates, on the channel Living, between 2003 and 2004. more…

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