Serial killers are scary enough in 2017 when countless TV shows like Criminal Minds show just how difficult it is to get away with a string of murders. DNA evidence is a real thing, guys – but what about in the late 1800s? If a serial killer was on the loose, chances are he’d only be found if he wanted to. This is what helped America’s first serial killer get away with an upwards of 200 horrific murders.
American Horror Story: Hotel Is Based on This Guy
Introducing H.H. Holmes, the creepy con-man-turned-murderer who inspired American Horror Story: Hotel and will be played by the Oscar-winning Leonardo DiCaprio in The Devil in the White City.
Holmes killed at least nine people, and that’s a proven fact. What’s more, he admitted to killing upwards of 30. He may even be responsible for as many as 200 murders, but the sheer number of people he’s killed isn’t what’s most unsettling. It’s how Holmes dealt with his victims. Here’s what you didn’t know about one of the creepiest serial killers in history.