We can't seem to turn our eyes away from the wild animal that's been inadvertently killed by a car... It's hard not to stare at the family huddled outside their burned-out home.
Worse, we find ourselves peculiarly fascinated by people who, willingly or unwillingly, find themselves frequently involved in such inhuman horrors... Or, most amazingly, are regular instigators of such acts... People like Hermann Webster Mudgett of Gilmanton.
If you've never heard the incredible tale of Mr. Mudgett, allow us to quote from our latest book, Legendary Locals of New Hampshire's Lakes Region. (It's available at local bookstores and online at the attached link.)
Now, we're hearing from our friends in Hollywood - of which we have, none - that the terrible tale of Herman Mudgets - or Dr. Holmes - may finally be told ion the screen. The story would be based on one of the most popular of the several books that have been written about Mudgett entitled The Devil in a White City: Murder, Magic and Madness At a Fair that Changed America; it was written by Erik Larson. Adding to the anticipation, two very talented men are associated with the pro Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scoresese. Read about it here.
Despite that -- knowing what we know about Mudgett/Holmes, we're not sure if we'll plan on seeing the film. Some people "like" horror films - apparently in the same spirit that attracts eyes to the dead animal or the demolished house. But we're not among those... Still, there's a curiosity...