What a Creep: H.H. Holmes (America’s First Serial Killer)

What a Creep: H.H. Holmes “The Devil in the White City”

Season 11, Episode 8

Murderer & Creep

This week’s Creep is considered one of America’s first serial killers with anywhere from a couple of dozen to over 200 victims depending on your source. He was a thief, liar, schemer, forger, bigamist, and a killer of men, women, and children whose many deeds were described in the book The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. None other than Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are the producers of a HULU -TV production set to air sometime in 2022. 

Trigger Warnings for this episode: domestic abuse, violence, mention of animal abuse, and murder.

Sources:

HH Holmes

World’s Columbian Exposition

HH Holmes Biography

History

Chicago Sun-Times

HH Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer (Amazon)

Harpers (1943 article)

Mental Floss

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson 

American Ripper: The History Channel 

The Murder Castle 

Confessions of the Serial Killer H.H. Holmes (1895)

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