LIMEHOUSE GOLEM, THE
In this atmospheric thriller based on the bestseller by Peter Ackroyd, an intrepid police inspector in Victorian London investigates a series of brutal killings that seem to be linked to a creature of Jewish legend. Director Juan Carlos Medina (PAINLESS) puts a suitably chilling veneer, replete with Dickensian atmospherics, on a tale filled with murder and mayhem. With a serial murderer whose horrendous acts soon have the city in a panic on the loose, Inspector Kildare (Bill Nighy) delves deep into the case and is soon hot on the trail of the deranged killer. (Note adapted from Toronto International Film Festival.) DIR Juan Carlos Medina; SCR Jane Goldman, from the novel "Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem" by Peter Ackroyd; PROD Elizabeth Karlsen, Joanna Laurie, Stephen Woolley. UK, 2016, color, 105 min. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.