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The Murder Castle

The Murder Castle

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After years of work, Chicago readies for the opening of the 1893 World's Fair. As engineers race to put the finishing touches on the fairgrounds -- a 600-acre modern marvel meant to memorialize the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World -- an evil con man prepares a personal welcoming campaign. Herman Webster Mudgett, better known as charismatic doctor and infamous killer H.H. Holmes, lures visitors to his own playground, a blocklong structure later nicknamed "The Murder Castle." Under the guise of a hotel, the building is designed to trap Holmes' prey, with stairways to nowhere, doors that open onto brick walls, and sealed "death rooms." Before long, the doctor makes victims mysteriously vanish, never to be seen again.
Documentary, Crime

  • 18+
  • Violence
  • Mature Themes


  • A Place to Stay

    1. A Place to Stay

    Young women check into Dr. H.H. Holmes' hotel during the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

    42m 31s

  • Down the Cellar

    2. Down the Cellar

    Dr. H.H. Holmes is forced to choose between his wife and his mistress.

    42m 31s

  • Fight or Flight

    3. Fight or Flight

    Detectives begin closing in, forcing Dr. H.H. Holmes to invent new scams to fund his final escape.

    42m 30s