H.H. Holmes - America's First Serial Killer
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Borowski's production, which runs a scant sixty-four minutes, gives the viewer everything they ever wanted to know about this notorious butcher. Holmes grew up in New Hampshire in the 1860s and 1870s, a brilliant but troubled child who eventually attended medical school. After running an insurance scam involving stolen cadavers from school, Holmes disappeared for a number of years before popping up again in Chicago in 1885. Then the nightmares began in earnest.Read more ›
I look forward to seeing John's other productions, as he is a true artist, anyone would be proud to have him tell their "story", it is a priviledge to have had him tell "our story".
The eerie black and white re-enactments brings the case to life, with the suspense of the old monster films of the turn of the century. The haunting voice-over by esteemed actor Tony Jay gives the film it's final touch.
I look forward to future projects by John Borowski.
Author, River of Blood: Serial Killers and Their Victims.
Mixing photographs, newspaper clippings, re-enactments and interviews (including Harold Schechter!) I was thoroughly entertained but at the same time wished the film had been 20 minutes longer in order to get deeper into the story. I wanted to know more about how the Pinkertons tracked down Holmes for starters.
If you're interested in true crime then this is a must see. John Borowski should make more (longer) documentaries like this. Albert Fish, Peter Kurten and Jesse Pomeroy would all be perfect candidates.
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The statement that HH was America's first serial killer is a completely false statement. There are many prior to him, many of them women serial killers. Read morePublished 2 months ago by AliciaMarie
It's an interesting documentary, but it's hard to get over the atrocious audio editing.
The volume fluctuates so much you have to turn the volume up and down constantly, and... Read more
Very interesting story about America's first known serial killer. It was almost too easy for him to get away with these crimes because of the lack of communication.Published 9 months ago by Cheryl Rosenberg
Boring, kinda just repeated all info on him. Not that much info either.Published 11 months ago by Steve C
This story has fascinated me for some time. This was very, very good.Published 11 months ago by Scarlet O
This is good as a compendium to other media on H. H. Holmes and his murder spree.Published 13 months ago by Susan Marie Molloy