Serial killing was a rare phenomenon before 1900

Jack the Ripper / Der Dirnenmörder von London (1976) – Jess Franco

120 years ago today, in 1888, Jack the Ripper kills his third and fourth victims Elizabeth Stride[1] and Catherine Eddowes[2]. Footnotes NSFW.

Jack the ripper was only the 16th serial killer before 1900, serial killing had been a rare phenomenon until then.

It was probably the first case where all the victims were photographed.

Jack was never apprehended.


Der Dirnenmörder von London

Jack was at one time played by Klaus Kinski in Der Dirnenmörder von London. Here is the trailer [3] to that film.