“Villainy ~or~ H.H. Holmes' Own Story”
In 1893 a Devil roamed the White City at the Chicago World's Fair.
The Devil was Herman Webster Mudgett, a medical doctor who went by the alias of Henry Howard Holmes, America's first known serial killer.
When captured Holmes penned a pamphlet pleading his innocence, but quickly changed his tune when William Randolph Hearst offered a small fortune for the true story.
Holmes then wrote a lurid account of murdering men, women and children in a Hotel he built for the Fair, and selling their bones to medical schools.
"One pictures him scurrying into the cellar to dissect a corpse," wrote Robert Bloch, author of “PSYCHO,” "then hurrying through a concealed passageway to join his latest inamorata in an upstairs bedroom. The comings and goings, the opening and closing of doors as though on cue, are reminiscent of a French farce."
VILLAINY is H.H. Holmes' own story as a sometimes horrific, sometimes farcical tale of murders & marriages, seductions & swindles, and... a whole lot of skeletons.
Written by John Strysik, a feature film writer and television director.
Directed by Jeff G. Rack, one of the creators of Wicked Lit.
Halloween is coming. And so is Villainy.
Valet Parking available at Augustine Wine Bar 1/2 block east of the Theatre.
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