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Default H.H. Holmes to be exhumed!

http://www.newser.com/story/242242/h...-for-them.html

There's apparently uncertainty as to whether the body buried in his grave is actually that of Holmes. I'm almost hoping it's not him, just for the shock value. The man's life was like some especially lurid Hammer movie, and this would be the perfect capper.
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Another article I read mentioned an upcoming documentary on Holmes. No date given however.

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There's apparently uncertainty as to whether the body buried in his grave is actually that of Holmes. I'm almost hoping it's not him, just for the shock value. The man's life was like some especially lurid Hammer movie, and this would be the perfect capper.
Interesting speculation.
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Another article I read mentioned an upcoming documentary on Holmes. No date given however.

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P.S. "The Devil in the White City" is a great book.
Hoping we get the doco hear. A strange bird that one.
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Holmes was indeed a bit of an odd one.... problem is so many of the things he claims he did... he didn't, so little of the truth is really known.... except for the fact that HE WAS NOT JACK...that much we know (kinda hard to be Jack when you were in Toronto/Buffalo during the events)

Devil in the White City is an amazing read though....and I'm sure the Documentary will be entertaining as well

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"Devil In The White City" is an amazing book. I live in the Chicago area and I am from the south side of the city where most of the 'action' happened. Holmes (Mudgett) is a fascinating example of true sociopath. He didn't care anything about anyone but himself unless they could get him something he wanted and once he was done with them, they were completely disposable.
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There had been talk a few years back of a film based on "The Devil in the White City", but it just petered out.

I know of two or three books on Holmes. David Franke wrote one called "The Torture Doctor" back in the 1980s. Harold Schechter wrote one about fifteen years ago. And there was one in the 1950s in that "The Girl (s)..." series, like the one on Starr Faithfull ("The Girl on the Beach") or the one on Lizzie Borden ("The Girl in the House of Hate"). I think the one on Holmes was "The Girls in Horror Hotel" or something like that.

Robert Bloch did a novel based on Holmes (giving him an alliterative name with "G"s instead of "H"s). I think it was called "American Gothic".

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There's apparently uncertainty as to whether the body buried in his grave is actually that of Holmes.
I wouldn't put it past him. His record in such matters speaks for itself!
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With respect to "The Devil in the White City", certainly the Holmes part of it was fascinating but I also enjoyed reading about how they put the World's Fair together despite so many obstacles.

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I believe Holmes may have replaced his own body in an insurance scam
But seriously, Its more likely that it ended up an exhibit in a freak show.
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