It was Colonel Peacock, in the library, with the Candlestick!
I heard about something very similar many, many years ago. That is, that JTR was actually a German or Dutch sailor who was himself later killed in America.
Isn’t it the guy who tried to kill Connor MacLeod?
I mean, there can only be one.
Wow, that would take yellow journalism to a new level.
"Is it BULLS&!# or NOT?!!!"
Did I get all that right?
About ten seconds of search at IMDB, or, having actually seen the movie, pretty much calls into question the quality of this writer's research skills.
Depp was NOT Jack; he played the good guy, Inspector Frederick Abberline.
*** MILD SPOILER ALERT ***
The interesting plot twist in the film centers around the actual identity of Jack, and the motivation for killing prostitutes, one of whom was a Roman Catholic. It's a theory developed in several of the other Ripper "histories," and it's actually not too bad.
Another writer, about 40 years ago, concluded that the murders were actually botched abortions of prostitutes.
The only reason Jack the Ripper (1888) has any notoriety today at all is because he was the first “media” serial killer—he sold LOTS of newspapers. At the time, Fleet Street in London was the concentrated newspaper capital of the world.
The timing was also excellent because inexpensive crime novels were all the rage. Sherlock Holmes had debuted the year before.
It was a time of tremendous social change.
"I'm not a butcher, I'm not a Yid,
Nor yet a foreign Skipper,
But I'm your own light-hearted friend,
Yours truly, Jack the Ripper."
Hitler didn’t exist either...According to some.
Eight little whores, with no hope of heaven,
Gladstone may save one, then there'll be seven.
Seven little whores beggin for a shilling,
One stays in Henage Court, then there's a killing.
Six little whores, glad to be alive,
One sidles up to Jack, then there are five.
Four and whore rhyme aright,
So do three and me,
I'll set the town alight
Ere there are two.
Two little whores, shivering with fright,
Seek a cosy doorway in the middle of the night.
Jack's knife flashes, then there's but one,
And the last one's the ripest for Jack's idea of fun.
I do a bit more work, then give it out straight.
My knife's so nice and sharp I want to get to work right away if I get a chance.
Good Luck, catch me if you can.
Jack the Ripper
A thousand writers with a thousand ‘theories.’ Take your pick; no one knows for certain.
Depp played a Scotland Yard detective in the movie. The writer dropped the ball on that.
“Jack the Ripper” was coined by a newspaperman in a phony letter. However, there was another letter sent to the police with one of the kidneys from a victim.
The analysis of the victims showed common threads such as surgical skill in removing organs and that they were removed by a left-handed individual.
The White Chapel killer did exist. However, the identity has never been confirmed. I suspect it was either a butcher, a veteranarian or a medical school trainee/doctor, or some other person of training and experience with scalpal like instruments.
Depp wasn’t Jack in From Hell, Ian Holm was Jack.