Copycat Killers
A look behind the headlines of real-life murder cases that copy memorable movie slayings.

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  • {S}02.{E}01: The Matrix

    S02.E01: The Matrix

    The 1999 box-office hit shocked viewers with the film’s mind bending plot. In 2003, Joshua Cooke said he lived in the Matrix when he murdered his parents.
    Duration: 44 Min
  • {S}02.{E}02: The Dark Knight

    S02.E02: The Dark Knight

    In 2012, James Eagan Holmes killed 12 people at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado. After his arrest, he claimed to be the Joker from the movie Batman.
    Duration: 44 Min
  • {S}02.{E}03: Breaking Bad

    S02.E03: Breaking Bad

    Breaking Bad has earned its place among the greatest dramas in TV history. One fan becomes nearly as famous when he copies the show's most gut wrenching, twisted idea.
    Duration: 43 Min
  • {S}02.{E}04: Robocop

    S02.E04: Robocop

    Robocop’s box office success proved that audiences were desperate for blood-spurting gore. One fan couldn't wait to copy the bloodiest scenes for the ultimate revenge.
    Duration: 43 Min
  • {S}02.{E}05: Basketball Diaries

    S02.E05: Basketball Diaries

    The Basketball Diaries tells the story of a star student's decent into the seedy underground world. In 1997, a teenager re-enacts the movie's most violent scene.
    Duration: 43 Min
  • {S}02.{E}06: Halloween
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    S02.E06: Halloween

    When teenager Jake Evan watched slasher film Halloween he was inspired to recreate one brutal scene. But he soon learned that real life doesn’t unfold like the movies.
    Duration: 44 Min
  • {S}02.{E}09: Dirty Harry
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    S02.E09: Dirty Harry

    Clint Eastwood’s iconic quote from the film Dirty Harry has become legendary. But the film also inspired Dale Pierre to commit heinous crimes.
    Duration: 42 Min
  • {S}02.{E}13: Deliverance
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    S02.E13: Deliverance

    In the film Deliverance, four friends take a trip that ends in murder. How did one viewer turn the most brutal scene into one of the worst-ever copycat crimes?
    Duration: 43 Min
  • {S}02.{E}14: The Collector
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    S02.E14: The Collector

    For most, The Collector is a grisly tale that put’s every woman’s worst nightmare on the big screen. But for one fan, their obsession with the plot becomes reality.
    Duration: 43 Min
  • {S}02.{E}15: Billionaire Boys Club
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    S02.E15: Billionaire Boys Club

    Joe Hunt’s words of success in the 1987 film Billionaire Boys Club, are all too inspiring for two brothers. But fame comes with a price, and so does murder.
    Duration: 42 Min