Jack the Ripper: Phantom of Death

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Over a decade after it aired this is the only Jack The Ripper documentary that still holds up. Full of great info not readily sited by most books (racial & class biases, political & press motivations, Conan Doyle's midwife theory)
it whets the appetite for further investigation. Most importantly, unlike any other Ripper film it's the only one to capture the unrelenting terror behind the granddaddy of serial killers. There can rightfully be no firm resolution to the identity of the murderer and that fear of the unknown and the socially deviated shows through in spades. I recommend it highly to anyone interested in the case or the human phenomena of serial murder; but even as a true-to-life scary story it's terrifically effective, making the idea of particularly foggy nights unappealing to walk in.


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