The Murder Hotel
What you don't know about H.H. Holmes, America's First Serial Killer
Valentine’s Day in the Basement is based on the true story of America’s first known serial killer, H. H. Holmes. A man so twisted and demented that he believed he was born with the devil inside him.
This Chicago businessman took advantage of the 1893 World's Fair to build a three story hotel to attract tourists ... and then trap, torture, murder, and dismember them. His charming promises of love and romantic adventure were sinister lies that led to years of madness and murder.
We asked our ScareHouse creative team to share a collection of terrifyingly true facts about Holmes and his notorious Murder Hotel (also known as the Murder Castle.) Click the links below to enter the deranged mind of H. H. Holmes.
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