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H.H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer (2004)

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Torture chambers, acid vats, greased chutes and gassing rooms were just some of the devices of death designed by the Torture Doctor, H.H. Holmes in his castle of horrors. Follows Holmes' entire life as a criminal mastermind.

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Cast overview:
... Narrator (voice)
Harold Schechter ... Himself - Author 'Depraved'
Thomas Cronin ... Himself - Criminal Profiler
Marian Caporusso ... Herself - Programs Section Chief - Illinois State Police Forensic Science Center
Ed Bertagnoli ... Chicago Police Officer
Cary Callison ... Chicago Detective
... H.H. Holmes
Rachelle Villarreal ... Alice Pitezel
Audrey Welling ... Castle Victim
Beka ... Carrie Pitezel (voice)
Tom Ciappa ... (voice)
Sarah Mills ... (voice)
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Depicts the entire life of Herman Mudgett, AKA Holmes, and his castle of horrors. Also known as the torture doctor, Holmes designed his own building, complete with torture chambers, where he rented rooms to unsuspecting victims visiting the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. Focuses on Dr. Holmes' entire life of crime and villainy (1861-1896). Threaded with on-location footage from Holmes' past haunts, such as his childhood home in New Hampshire and the Philadelphia courtroom where his trial was held. It's a visual tour-de-force of reenactments, expert interviews, and period photography. Written by Waterfront Productions

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The Castle. The Murders. The Monster.


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26 October 2004 (USA)  »

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Х.Х. Холмс: Первый американский серийный убийца  »

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Spot on and wicked.
8 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

I love this documentary. It's beautifully done, and there's something about the narrators voice that fits so perfectly with the entirety of the film. (Sorry, I know how cheesy that sounds) I wish there was more information about H. H. Holmes, but that's on history not the makers of this documentary. Anyway, throw it on and give it a go. I hope you like it just as much as I do. :)


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