“One day men will look back and say that I gave birth to the twentieth century.”
From Hell is a 2001 American slasher film directed by the Hughes Brothers which is adapted from Alan Moore’s novel of the same name which is a fictionalisation of the infamous Jack the Ripper killings.
As someone who’s been interested in the Jack the Ripper case, From Hell is a film I remember watching a long time ago and enjoyed, though it got lost in other Johnny Depp starring period horror such as Sleepy Hollow and Sweeney Todd.
Sadly, the film doesn’t hold up too well, it’s a bit slow and the plot twists come off a bit silly. The acting is fine if not spectacular and the film undersells the horror of the murders.
The production is the best thing about the film, with great costumes and sets.
Overall, I’m sad I didn’t enjoy this as much on a rewatch.