H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer (2004)

Rated 4 of 5 stars on Netflix

This documentary has all of the cheese that makes me love documentaries. Doom-booming narrator. Too few experts. Dramatizations. Dramatic photo montages & overlays. It sounds awful, but when they’re done right, THIS is the best kind of documentary. It is factual and about a subject I knew nothing about. At only an hour, it makes you want to keep looking into it. It makes you want to go stay in that castle (does it still stand!?). My favorite kind of cornball, if they could all be like this…

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