- Adam Brown, Amelia Crouch, Bill Nighy, Damien Thomas, Daniel Mays, Douglas Booth, Eddie Marsan, Henry Goodman, María Valverde, Morgan Watkins, Olivia Cooke, Paul Ritter, Peter Sullivan, Sam Reid, Simon Meacock
- Juan Carlos Medina
- Horror, Thriller
- September 8, 2017
A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times – the mythical so-called Golem – must be responsible.
Critics and Reviews
As busy and artificial as Victorian decor at its most excessive, “The Limehouse Golem” is similarly rather too much of a posh good thing. Full reviewDennis Harvey
A great cast is let down by a script that fails to provide a compelling mystery to solve. Never mind as a big-screen production, this would be disappointing as a BBC mini-series. Full review
Frequently Asked Questions
Was the movie based on a book?
The film is based on a book — Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem by Peter Ackroyd, which I was given in the mid-90s. What attracted me to the story was the subversion that takes place. You may think it’s just another Victorian murder mystery, but it’s actually so much more than that.
When was the Victorian era in England?
In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria’s reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901.
What is the Victorian era like?
Although the Victorian era was a period of extreme social inequality, industrialization brought about rapid changes in everyday life that affected all classes. Family life, epitomized by the young Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their nine children, was enthusiastically idealized.