H. H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer

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H. H. Holmes
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJohn Borowski
Written byJohn Borowski
Produced byJohn Borowski
StarringTony Jay
Willy Laszlo
Ed Bertagnoli
Tom Ciappa
Distributed byFacets Video
Release date
October 26, 2004 (2004-10-26)
Running time
63 minutes
CountryUnited States

H. H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer is a 2004 biographical documentary film directed by John Borowski.[1] The film relates the true life story of American serial killer H. H. Holmes.[2] Produced over a four-year period, the film highlights locations such as Holmes' childhood home in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, and the courtroom in Philadelphia where the "trial of the century" was held.

The film focuses on Dr. Holmes' entire life (1861–1896).[3] It consists of reenactments, expert interviews, and period photography.[4] The film is narrated by Tony Jay.[5]



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  2. ^ Gilks, James (March 2015). Johnson, Matthew David (ed.). "Serial Killer Culture. Part One". Serial Killer Magazine. Lulu.com (19): 8. ISBN 9781312956582.
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  4. ^ Yohannes, Alamin (23 February 2018). "9 Best Serial Killer Documentaries on Netflix Right Now, Ranked". Inverse.com. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  5. ^ Butane, Johnny (2 November 2004). "H. H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer (2003)". Dread Central. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
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