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 for this episode
- HH Holmes
- World’s Columbian Exposition
- HH Holmes Biography
- 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)