Steampunk Fact Sheet: Jack the Ripper

Steampunk Fact Sheet Jack the Ripper is the world’s most famous serial killer, both because of the brutality of the murders and the fact that the crimes are still unsolved. I have seen many Steampunk works make reference to the Whitechapel … Continue reading Steampunk Fact Sheet: Jack the Ripper

From Hell (2001) Review

          What is the Connection between the Title and Jack the Ripper? Jack the Ripper was a serial killer immortalized in the London newspapers of 1888. When London’s East End neighborhoods fell victim to a string of distinctive and brutal murders, they attributed them to a single person. The rumors often referred to “Leather Apron” because of the level of butchery. Though the bodies were left out in the open and found soon after the victims died, these murders pre-date forensic science so there was never a conviction. Letters (thought by many to be fraudulent) sent to the press and signed “Jack … Continue reading From Hell (2001) Review

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate review

Jacob and Evie Frye are twins
Jacob and Evie Frye are twins

Overview

Since the first Assassin’s Creed episode was released, thousands of people around the world have been hooked on the secret war between the Assassin’s and the Knights Templar. Having an interest in the Templar history, it seems strange that Ubisoft selected them to be the antagonists and not the other way around. However, it makes for a wonderful scenario and each game does state that it’s a work of fiction.

The year is 1868 and the industrial revolution is powering Britain as the most powerful country in the world. In this alter-universe, the Templars and their henchmen – The Blighters – have taken control of London and it’s down to our new twin heroes Jacob and Evie Frye to stop them. Continue reading “Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate review”

Creep premieres in Dallas

Alysssa Gardner, Calvin Scott Roberts (front), Janelle Lutz, Seth Womack, and Linda Leonard star in WaterTower Theatre's Creep. Photo by Kelsey Leigh Ervi.
Your skin makes me cry. Alysssa Gardner, Calvin Scott Roberts (front), Janelle Lutz, Seth Womack, and Linda Leonard star in WaterTower Theatre‘s Creep. Photo by Kelsey Leigh Ervi.

The history of Britain is a rich and colourful one full of heroes and villains. One such villain that captures the imagination is none other than Jack the Ripper, and who better to tell his story than the Americans? Continue reading “Creep premieres in Dallas”

Assassin's Creed: Victory game still via kotaku.com

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate gets Jack the Ripper add on

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

London, UK  – Ubisoft® have announced the Jack The Ripper add-on content and details about the Assassin’s Creed® Syndicate Season Pass. The Jack The Ripper campaign takes place 20 years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and tells the story of the world’s most infamous serial killer. Continue reading “Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate gets Jack the Ripper add on”