H.H. Holmes

H.H. Holmes

America's First Serial Killer

DVD - 2004
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The story behind America's first serial killer who terrorized Chicago during the turn-of-the-century World's Fair. Chronicles his grisly life from childhood, to the cross-country man hunt to find him, and finally to his incarceration and execution.
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Facets Video, [2004]
ISBN: 9780975918500
Branch Call Number: DVD 364.1523 H
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (64 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in.

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Watson_20
Mar 02, 2017

What an interesting documentary on such an...evil person. The documentary is well put together and well done.

jimstrahm Jan 25, 2016

Holly Cow! What a disgusting person. Even if you don't watch the DVD, look him up on the internet. It's a real life "Criminal Minds" in 1890s.

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akirakato
Sep 17, 2015

This is a 2003 documentary about H.H.Homes---America's first serial killer.
He was born as Herman Webster Mudgett on May 16, 1861 and hanged on May 7, 1896.
Better known under the name of Dr. Henry Howard Holmes or just H. H. Holmes, he was one of the first documented serial killers in the modern sense of the term.
At the time of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Holmes opened a hotel which he had designed and built for himself specifically with murder in mind.
While he confessed to 27 murders, of which nine were confirmed, his actual body count could be over 200.
It is a gripping, shocking and mind-boggling documentary.

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