The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me is a survival horror game that features a murder castle setting and takes inspiration from H.H. Holmes, one of the most famous serial killers of all time. In The Devil in Me, players are asked to take on the role of a documentary film crew making a series based on true crime. After receiving a mysterious invitation, the crew steps inside H.H. Holmes’ murder castle and discovers more at stake than the figures on the walls.
But who is H.H. Holmes? What do we know about this serial killer? What you should do is not a mystery at all. To reveal the killer’s identity in The Devil In Me, players will have to progress through the game, finding and solving 50 different secrets.
Who is Dr. Henry Howard Holmes (H. H. Holmes)?
H. H. Holmes was born May 16, 1861, in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. He had a devout Methodist mother and an alcoholic father. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan. Holmes is one of the most famous serial killers of all time. His murders were part of the insurance scams that were widespread in the early 19th century. He was a swindler and a bigamist. In 1893, the city of Chicago held its World’s Fair. During this time, Holmes lured his victims into his so-called “Murder Castle” hotel. This was a large room with a basement crematorium, trapdoors, and a gas chamber. It was also equipped with a dissecting table and an alarm system. There were also lime pits and gassing devices.
Holmes started killing people around 1893. Many people were killed in his home. In addition to the obvious murders, he also killed women and children. Some of his victims were mutilated for personal use, although he was not known to commit a lust murder. As you can understand from all this information, the killer character in the Devil in Me was greatly inspired by the life of the real H. H. Holmes. Dr. Henry Howard Holmes or Herman Webster Mudgett