From Hell (2001)|
This film implicates Freemasonry as being responsible for the 1888 "Ripper murders" in Whitechapel, London. Based on a graphic novel written by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, the many masonic images and references place this highly fictionalized account in the catagory of intentional anti-masonry.
The royal conspiracy theoryin which Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward (known as "Eddy" to his friends) is accused of committing the murders to cover up his alleged marriage to a Catholic shop girl, Annie Crookfirst appeared in 1973 in the BBC programme, Jack the Ripper. It was further enlarged by Stephen Knight, in his Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution, (George G. Harrap Co. Ltd., London, 1976). A variation on this theory, as explored in this movie, has Eddys friends or retainers committing the murders to cover up the princes activities.
From Hell (2001). Directed by Albert Hughes Allen Hughes (The Hughes Brothers). Written by Alan Moore, Eddie Campbell (graphic novel), Terry Hayes, Rafael Yglesias (screenplay). Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane, Ian Richardson, Jason Flemyng, Katrin Cartlidge, Terence Harvey, Susan Lynch, Paul Rhys, Lesley Sharp. Estelle Skorni, Nicholas McGaughey, Annabelle Apsion, Joanna Page. 122 min Country: USA / UK / Czech Republic. English. Color. Dolby Digital