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'''''From Hell''''' is a 2001 thriller starring JohnnyDepp and based on the Alan Moore comic [[Comicbook/FromHell of the same name]].

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!! The film provides examples of:
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: JohnnyDepp as Inspector Abberline is more attractive than he's drawn in the comic, where he's based on Robbie Coltrane. Ironically, Coltrane was cast in a different role.
** A phenomenal case of ComicallyMissingThePoint is that the prostitutes/victims are far more attractive than in the realistic book where they look just like underfed women who live in slums would look like. Moore specifically denounced this trope when portraying them in the book, taking away the exploitation aspect in representing them which this film enforces with a straight face.
* AndIMustScream: Ann BoundAndGagged and used for a lobotomy demonstration.
* BavarianFireDrill: Depp's character gains access to Ben Kidney's office by intimidating the night porter.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: [[spoiler: Sir William Gull a.k.a Jack The Ripper show these for a moment]].
%%* BodyHorror: John Merrick
* CompositeCharacter: Johnny Depp's character is a cross between Abberline & Robert Lees, though physically he resembles Prince Eddy more closely.
* ConnectTheDeaths: Inspector Abberline does this on a map.
* DeathByChildbirth: Abberline's wife passed away giving birth to their son.
* DiesWideOpen: One of the victims died this way.
* DoublingForLondon: Prague, using backlot sets rather than city streets.
* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: The hero [[DidNotGetTheGirl didn't get the girl]] and commits suicide. The Ripper evades justice by lobotomy.]]
* EagleEyeDetection
* EyeScream: "I could pop your eye out...they don't care if a whore can't see."
* FakeBrit: JohnnyDepp, using the same accent that he would later use as [[Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet SweeneyTodd]].
* AGlassOfChianti: The villain is seen sipping blood from a wine glass.
* GoodNightSweetPrince: Said by Sergeant Godley after [[spoiler:Abberline dies of a drug overdose]].
* GrapesOfLuxury: Used to lure victims into the fangs of The Ripper.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Uttered by one of the prostitutes before heading out for some hooch.
* InstantSedation: Justified, inhaled anesthetics prior to Ann's lobotomy.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: Averted, because it's rather ''her'' enemies. Abberline knows perfectly well that Mary survived, but decides not follow her to Ireland because, if it became clear that she survived that night, Mary would be hunted down and silenced.
* JackTheRipper
* Lobotomy: A man is shown demonstrating how to perform a Lobotomy to a group of medical students. Several characters have had one of these.
* LighterAndSofter: The movie retains the sombre mood of the original and adds some dark elements (in the graphic novel Ann Crook was not a prostitute, Abberline [[spoiler: didn't commit suicide but is an elderly narrator]], Gull [[spoiler: wasn't lobotomized (although he developed dementia and was institutionalized by Freemasons)]] etc. But on the whole the film is nowhere as dark as the original which tended to make [[spoiler: Gull and Mary Kelly the protagonists]] and Abberline a kind of a third protagonist but stressed less than the other two. It specifically criticized the idea of a heroic "detective" solving the crime whereas Abberline is more heroic and is more active, and younger than the original. Especially the NightmareFuel chapter of [[spoiler: Gull mutilating the final victim.]]
* MadnessMantra: Ann has several, but then again, she [[{{squick}} has had a rather extensive lobotomy]].
* PoorCommunicationKills: If only the police had warned the public about the GrapesOfLuxury used by The Ripper...
* PragmaticAdaptation: The film's one clever moment was how it efficiently replaced the visual montage of how ordinary people wrote phony letters claiming to be from Jack the Ripper with a quick scene in which the detectives read those letters with each being read with a different voice.
* PsychicPowers: Abberline has these in the movie, linked to opium use--hallucinations were commonly thought of as divinations.
* SecretCircleOfSecrets: The cult circle.
* TraumaticHaircut: Ann Crook had a beautiful crown of curly golden hair, but it was cut in mental institution.
* VictorianLondon: The setting.
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: Try to guess which unfortunate girl is the future love interest. Though this is actually and surprisingly in line with history; Mary Kelly ''was'' considerably younger and prettier than the other Ripper victims.
* WretchedHive: London of 1900 as depicted certainly qualifies as one.
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