James Patrick March Character Analysis

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8 Hotel: James Patrick March
In AHS: Hotel James Patrick March was a serial killer with an already obsessive need to kill. Being a man of means he decides to build a hotel as a place to torture, kill, and hide all his victims. Now this sounds like a killer too far fetched to be based on a real person right? You’d think so but you’d be wrong. March was inspired by a real man by the name of H.H Holmes, and while the character is not a direct portrayal the connection is obvious. Holmes, who is often referred to as America’s first serial killer, confessed to the murders of 27 people but some historians believe that his body count could have been around 200. While it was never proven there was speculation that he hid the victims bodies in walls
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Most serial killers are male which makes Aileen quite a unique, yet still disturbing, character. She’s also been portrayed by Charlize Theron in the 2003 film about her life, Monster. Aileen was raised in an abusive household and from a young age she worked as a prostitute. Between 1989 and 1990 she killed at least seven men while soliciting, although her defence was that all the men had attempted to rape her. She presented this defence at her trial but was ultimately found guilty and sentenced to death by lethal injection. She was put to death in…show more content…
Like all the other serial killer portrayed in this scene (apart from John Lowe) Ramirez was a real person, and is also sometimes referred to as The Night Stalker due to his preferred methods. From June 1984 until August 1985 this man terrorized the residents of San Francisco, breaking into homes, raping and killing his victims with whatever weapon he could lay his hands on including knives, handguns, and hammers. When he was finally apprehended he expressed absolutely zero guilt for his actions and told the press that he worshipped Satan. He died from cancer complications in 2013 while awaiting execution on California's death
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