From Hell (2001) short review


Okay, this is one of these movies where you want to sit down with the casting director and say, “Honey, did you honestly ever think that HEATHER GRAHAM would work in a period film? Really? What have you been smoking, then?” She’s so jarringly bad in her “I’m a California girl who goes to the mall, but I’m playing a Victorian prostitute!” See it instead for Johnny Depp, a small part by Sophia Myles, and a semi-interesting look at lower class later Victorian clothing.


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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

One Response

  1. Adam Lid

    And, of course, you have to have the obligatory opium den scene…those always seem to show up on 19th Century period pieces. Heather Graham was the weak link in this movie, no doubt about it. Johnny Depp…well he’s Johnny Depp. I actually like Robbie Coltrane the best.