6.3/10
678
14 user 6 critic

The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire (2002)

Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of death rumoured to be caused by a vampire.

Director:

Rodney Gibbons

Writers:

Arthur Conan Doyle (characters), Rodney Gibbons
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Royal Scandal (TV Movie 2001)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes - the world's greatest detective - faces a most alluring adversary... Legendary opera star Irene Adler is threatening to destroy the King of ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Gibbons
Stars: Matt Frewer, Kenneth Welsh, Liliana Komorowska
The Sign of Four (TV Movie 2001)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Greed, betrayal and vengeance set the stage for this Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic. Mary Morstan, a young governess, has been receiving a rare and lustrous pearl annually from an anonymous... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Gibbons
Stars: Matt Frewer, Kenneth Welsh, Sophie Lorain
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville is blamed on a longstanding curse that has followed the Baskerville family for two hundred years. Enigmatic sleuth Sherlock Holmes is on the ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Gibbons
Stars: Matt Frewer, Kenneth Welsh, Jason London
Nadja (1994)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This ultra-hip, post-modern vampire tale is set in contemporary New York City. Members of a dysfunctional family of vampires are trying to come to terms with each other, in the wake of ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Almereyda
Stars: Elina Löwensohn, Peter Fonda, Nic Ratner
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When a gentlewoman is found dead with her throat torn out, the villagers blame a supernatural monster. But Sherlock Holmes, who gets drawn into the case from nearby Quebec, suspects a human murderer.

Director: Roy William Neill
Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gerald Hamer
Desperation (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.

Director: Mick Garris
Stars: Tom Skerritt, Steven Weber, Annabeth Gish
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes sets out to discover why a trio of murderous villains, including a dangerously attractive female, are desperate to obtain three unassuming and inexpensive little music boxes.

Director: Roy William Neill
Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Patricia Morison
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When a valuable pearl with a sinister reputation is stolen, Sherlock Holmes must investigate its link to a series of brutal murders.

Director: Roy William Neill
Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes (Peter Cushing) has retired. But when Alec MacDonald (Gordon Jackson) asks him to take on another case, he says yes. There have been some mysterious murders, and there are ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Peter Cushing, John Mills, Anne Baxter
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Kroft, a legendary vampire, returns from sleep. Kroft attacks a couple in a graveyard, raping the woman. The child born feeds only on blood from his mother's breast.

Director: John Hayes
Stars: William Smith, Michael Pataki, Lyn Peters
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

King Edward ask Sherlock Holmes to perform one more task before his retirement: to safeguard the Star of Africa on a trip to Cape Town. Soon the fabled jewel is stolen and several people end up being murdered.

Director: Bill Corcoran
Stars: Christopher Lee, Patrick Macnee, Jenny Seagrove
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

1910. Mycroft Holmes asks his brother Sherlock and Dr. Watson to travel to Vienna and find the stolen plans and prototype for an electromagnetic bomb detonator. Once there, they are ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy
Stars: Christopher Lee, Patrick Macnee, Morgan Fairchild
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Frewer ... Sherlock Holmes
Kenneth Welsh ... Dr. Watson
Shawn Lawrence ... Brother Marstoke
Neville Edwards Neville Edwards ... Dr. Chagas
Cary Lawrence Cary Lawrence ... Sister Helen
Isabel Dos Santos Isabel Dos Santos ... Signora de la Rosa
Jere Gillis Jere Gillis ... The Thing
Jane Gilchrist Jane Gilchrist ... Sister Mardaret
Michel Perron ... Inspector Attley Jones
Danny Blanco Hall Danny Blanco Hall ... Hector de la Rosa
Joel Miller Joel Miller ... Brother Caulder
Matthew Tiffin Matthew Tiffin ... Brother John
Tom Rack Tom Rack ... Brother Abel
Norris Domingue Norris Domingue ... Brother Sinclair
John Dunn-Hill ... Lamplighter
Edit

Storyline

Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of death rumoured to be caused by a vampire.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A kápolna vámpírja See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film contains two references to the most famous vampire novel, Bram Stoker's "Dracula". First, Dr Chagas lives in lodgings at 4 Renfield Place, Whitechapel. In the novel, Renfield is the insect-eating inmate of Dr Seward's lunatic asylum. Second, Brother Marstoke tells Holmes that Brother John was murdered in an alley opposite 128 Demeter Street. The Demeter is the name of the ship in which Dracula sails from Transylvania to England. See more »

Goofs

When Holmes is looking at the "holes" in Brother Paul's neck you can see his neck moving as it pulses. See more »

Connections

Follows The Sign of Four (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Something evil is among us...
26 October 2002 | by KatharineFanaticSee all my reviews

Unlike the former three adaptations in the Hallmark series, this one makes no pretense of even loosely 'following' any of Conan Doyle's works. This is the only reason that 'The Whitechapel Vampire' can get away with near heresy. The story involves ritual, possible demonic, killings in a monastery in Whitechapel, which was only recently deprived of Jack the Ripper.

Sherlock Holmes is called in to investigate, but finds himself facing the possible unknown. A skeptic of anything supernatural, he fully believes that these 'vampire killings' can be proven the work of a human hand. Thus the story involves the Christian faith, and pagan superstition, as well as a medium, in attempts to satisfy viewers of all belief systems. What it does instead is trip over its own ambitions.

Christians like myself will resent that in the end, something the medium has said proves itself right. And skeptics won't like the 'divine intervention' at a key moment of the climax. As a full-length film, it's often hard to follow, and isn't entirely explained, but manages to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Frewer remains stereotyped, but it doesn't bleed through as often as in the first three adaptations. It is not the finest pastiche ever filmed but is worth seeing at least once.


10 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed