Produced, written & directed by
dmptv in association with ITV West & Barcud Derwen for five
IN 1995, A NEW JERSEY COLLECTOR BOUGHT A BATCH OF 100-YEAR-OLD WAX CYLINDER RECORDINGS. WHEN HE PLAYED THEM, HE HEARD MORE THAN THE TUNES HE'D BARGAINED FOR. ONE RECORDING WAS OF A MAN ADMITTING TO MULTIPLE MURDER.
THE CONFESSION WERE MADE BY A DOCTOR, HH HOLMES, DAYS BEFORE HE WAS HANGED.
Cylinder voice: I was born with the Devil in me.
THE VOICE WAS A NEW CLUE INTO ONE OF THE MOST ASTONISHING SET OF HOMICIDES IN CRIMINAL HISTORY. IN 1890, HOLMES TURNED HIS HOTEL INTO A PRODUCTION LINE OF MURDER. NOW HIS WORDS LURE THE 21st CENTURY'S TOP SERIAL KILLER HUNTERS ON A JOURNEY TO DEPRAVITY. AND TWO SISTERS DISCOVER THEIR FAMILY'S TERRIBLE SECRET.
Beth Pietzel: Just to picture anyone tied up, burnt alive. The story's gunna be told.
TWO HUNDRED MAY HAVE DIED, AT THE HANDS OF AMERICA'S FIRST SERIAL KILLER.
The Story of America's First Serial Killer
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