In Victorian London, a Scotland Yard inspector hunts down the sadistic killer behind a series of gory, Jack the Ripper-Like murders.In Victorian London, a Scotland Yard inspector hunts down the sadistic killer behind a series of gory, Jack the Ripper-Like murders.In Victorian London, a Scotland Yard inspector hunts down the sadistic killer behind a series of gory, Jack the Ripper-Like murders.
United Kingdom horror film in whodunit style , set in London full of thrills , suspense , chills , red herrings , creepy twists and turns . This scary , bizarre film contains tension , thriller , drama , mystery , plot twists and shocks , including decent scares with horrifying sequences especially in its final part , in a tense denouement . A luxurious British production with a timeline that spans along XIX century , and throughout a Victorian London in which happens dreadful murders allegedly committed by a weird Jewish creature , The Golem . It suffers from some sputtering about a quarter of the way in , the sputtering came from a complete change in story direction , which suffers from some slow-moving scenes , away from the spectacular stage acting in which actors play pretended killings and toward a very complex story line with a lot of suspicious people . In fact, the suspect people include some actual characters who at the time live in London : Karl Marx, George Gissing and Dan Leno . Interesting and amazing screenplay by Jane Goldman based on the novel by Peter Ackroyd , revolving a prime suspect woman , a Police Inspector and the various amazing surprises he finds . The motion picture is pretty well , although sometimes deliberate pacing and packs a lot of turns ; however , being entertaining for continuous suspense and unsettling , awful atmosphere . The picture is thrilling and some moment brilliant, and the players are quite reliable . Ghastly movie builds taut by showing virtually well staged set pieces , evocative settings , adequate soundtrack and rousing cinematography . Few disagree that the film is professionally mounted , the performances solid , and that it respectfully carries on the tradition of ¨Hammer" horror films , borrowing several elements here and there . Colorful cinematography by Simon Dennis , showing splendidly the shading and dark streets from London . Eerie as well as frightening musical score by Johan Söderqvist who has composed for successful films as ¨Let the right one in¨ , ¨Bron¨, ¨In a better world¨, ¨After the wedding¨, "King of Devil's Island" and ¨Kon-Tiki¨ .
This is an enjoyable as well as nicely set picture , displaying genuine chills , suspense , mystery and dark atmosphere and twisted finale , being skillfully proceeded by the Spanish filmmaker Juan Carlos Medina and turned out to one of the most unusual British thrilling movies of 2016 and certainly one of the most unsettling . Juan Carlos Medina is a good director and writer, known for ¨Painless¨ with Alex Brendemhul , Derek De Lint , Irene Montalá , his first and most successful film that premiered in various International Festivals , he previously directed shorts . Eventually , Juan Carlos Medina is set to direct this crime-thriller ¨The Limehouse Golem¨, also known as "Dan Leno and The Limehouse Golem" , ¨Golem, le tueur de Londres¨, ¨Das Monster von London¨ , and ¨Los misteriosos asesinatos de Limehouse¨. Medina's also directed episodes of notorious TV series as ¨A Discovery of Witches¨ and ¨Origin¨ .
- Dec 26, 2019