CopyCat Killers
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Thursday, January 30

A man becomes so obsessed with the film Queen of the Damned that he murders his friend, eats part of his body, and drinks his blood in an effort to achieve immortality. Show Less
A man becomes so obsessed with the film Queen of the Damned that he murders his friend, eats part of his body, and drinks his blood in...Show More

Most people remember the DC snipers terrorizing the Washington, DC area as the world watched for three weeks in October 2002. But what many do not realize is that it all stemmed from a movie. John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo watched The Matrix before every shooting to remember their mission. They must create chaos to shake up and change the world that has been over taken by an oppressed system. No matter what race, age, gender if you are a part of the system than you are the enemy and therefore must be eliminated for the greater good. Show Less
Most people remember the DC snipers terrorizing the Washington, DC area as the world watched for three weeks in October 2002. But what...Show More

On a warm summer evening in Aurora, Colorado, an excited audience sits down for the opening midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises. But little do they know, this will be a night to remember, and not because of the film. For sitting among them is James Holmes, and he’s taken a little too much inspiration from one of Batman’s most recognizable supervillains, The Joker. Intent on causing chaos and destruction, this Joker-like villain is using the latest Batman release as his location for murder, and his deadly rampage won’t stop at the theater…. for back at his modest apartment, a clock is ticking, and hundreds more are in danger. Before the night is over, a killer with a disgusting joke will commit one of the most infamous copycat crimes in American history. Show Less
On a warm summer evening in Aurora, Colorado, an excited audience sits down for the opening midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises....Show More

A man becomes so obsessed with the film Queen of the Damned that he murders his friend, eats part of his body, and drinks his blood in an effort to achieve immortality. Show Less
A man becomes so obsessed with the film Queen of the Damned that he murders his friend, eats part of his body, and drinks his blood in...Show More

Most people remember the DC snipers terrorizing the Washington, DC area as the world watched for three weeks in October 2002. But what many do not realize is that it all stemmed from a movie. John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo watched The Matrix before every shooting to remember their mission. They must create chaos to shake up and change the world that has been over taken by an oppressed system. No matter what race, age, gender if you are a part of the system than you are the enemy and therefore must be eliminated for the greater good. Show Less
Most people remember the DC snipers terrorizing the Washington, DC area as the world watched for three weeks in October 2002. But what...Show More

On a warm summer evening in Aurora, Colorado, an excited audience sits down for the opening midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises. But little do they know, this will be a night to remember, and not because of the film. For sitting among them is James Holmes, and he’s taken a little too much inspiration from one of Batman’s most recognizable supervillains, The Joker. Intent on causing chaos and destruction, this Joker-like villain is using the latest Batman release as his location for murder, and his deadly rampage won’t stop at the theater…. for back at his modest apartment, a clock is ticking, and hundreds more are in danger. Before the night is over, a killer with a disgusting joke will commit one of the most infamous copycat crimes in American history. Show Less
On a warm summer evening in Aurora, Colorado, an excited audience sits down for the opening midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises....Show More

Thursday, February 06

For Regan Jolley, life seems too good to be true when she meets a charming young war veteran, Jason Hart, in rehab and starts a whirlwind romance. But when the relationship turns sour, Reagan doesn’t know that Hart’s desire to copy his Breaking Bad hero Jesse Pinkman includes more than drugs and violence. This story will include the show’s most devious plot point, a tub full of acid and a dead body. Show Less
For Regan Jolley, life seems too good to be true when she meets a charming young war veteran, Jason Hart, in rehab and starts a whirlw...Show More

For most people the Robocop movie franchise presents entertaining films that are action packed with violence and extreme gore. But for one resident of Poughkeepsie, New York the movie offers a lesson on how to become a serial killer. Nathaniel White has an appetite for the brutal on-screen violence. He searches the streets and bars for easy prey. Once he has picked his target, he hides his true desires and uses his charms to lure the victim in. Once they feel safe and secure, he switches and becomes the movie villains that he admires, killing just like they did in the films. Show Less
For most people the Robocop movie franchise presents entertaining films that are action packed with violence and extreme gore. But for...Show More

1995’s movie, The Basketball Diaries, tells the story of a star student’s decent into the seedy underground world of heroin and violence on the streets of New York… not exactly a story you would expect to see in small town Paducah, Kentucky. But 14-year old Michael Carneal horrifies the nation when he reenacts the movie’s most violent scene with an unsuspecting group of students in a prayer circle. For while the theme of the movie is dark and disturbing, the Paducah high school freshman is on a quest for attention, seeking notoriety like the film’s star, Leonardo DiCaprio. He dreams of recreating the movie’s most violent scene, and before long, decides to act on his bloody fantasy. It’s a copycat killing that forever leaves a small town shaken to its core. Show Less
1995’s movie, The Basketball Diaries, tells the story of a star student’s decent into the seedy underground world of heroin and vi...Show More

For Regan Jolley, life seems too good to be true when she meets a charming young war veteran, Jason Hart, in rehab and starts a whirlwind romance. But when the relationship turns sour, Reagan doesn’t know that Hart’s desire to copy his Breaking Bad hero Jesse Pinkman includes more than drugs and violence. This story will include the show’s most devious plot point, a tub full of acid and a dead body. Show Less
For Regan Jolley, life seems too good to be true when she meets a charming young war veteran, Jason Hart, in rehab and starts a whirlw...Show More

For most people the Robocop movie franchise presents entertaining films that are action packed with violence and extreme gore. But for one resident of Poughkeepsie, New York the movie offers a lesson on how to become a serial killer. Nathaniel White has an appetite for the brutal on-screen violence. He searches the streets and bars for easy prey. Once he has picked his target, he hides his true desires and uses his charms to lure the victim in. Once they feel safe and secure, he switches and becomes the movie villains that he admires, killing just like they did in the films. Show Less
For most people the Robocop movie franchise presents entertaining films that are action packed with violence and extreme gore. But for...Show More

1995’s movie, The Basketball Diaries, tells the story of a star student’s decent into the seedy underground world of heroin and violence on the streets of New York… not exactly a story you would expect to see in small town Paducah, Kentucky. But 14-year old Michael Carneal horrifies the nation when he reenacts the movie’s most violent scene with an unsuspecting group of students in a prayer circle. For while the theme of the movie is dark and disturbing, the Paducah high school freshman is on a quest for attention, seeking notoriety like the film’s star, Leonardo DiCaprio. He dreams of recreating the movie’s most violent scene, and before long, decides to act on his bloody fantasy. It’s a copycat killing that forever leaves a small town shaken to its core. Show Less
1995’s movie, The Basketball Diaries, tells the story of a star student’s decent into the seedy underground world of heroin and vi...Show More

For Regan Jolley, life seems too good to be true when she meets a charming young war veteran, Jason Hart, in rehab and starts a whirlwind romance. But when the relationship turns sour, Reagan doesn’t know that Hart’s desire to copy his Breaking Bad hero Jesse Pinkman includes more than drugs and violence. This story will include the show’s most devious plot point, a tub full of acid and a dead body. Show Less
For Regan Jolley, life seems too good to be true when she meets a charming young war veteran, Jason Hart, in rehab and starts a whirlw...Show More

For most people the Robocop movie franchise presents entertaining films that are action packed with violence and extreme gore. But for one resident of Poughkeepsie, New York the movie offers a lesson on how to become a serial killer. Nathaniel White has an appetite for the brutal on-screen violence. He searches the streets and bars for easy prey. Once he has picked his target, he hides his true desires and uses his charms to lure the victim in. Once they feel safe and secure, he switches and becomes the movie villains that he admires, killing just like they did in the films. Show Less
For most people the Robocop movie franchise presents entertaining films that are action packed with violence and extreme gore. But for...Show More

1995’s movie, The Basketball Diaries, tells the story of a star student’s decent into the seedy underground world of heroin and violence on the streets of New York… not exactly a story you would expect to see in small town Paducah, Kentucky. But 14-year old Michael Carneal horrifies the nation when he reenacts the movie’s most violent scene with an unsuspecting group of students in a prayer circle. For while the theme of the movie is dark and disturbing, the Paducah high school freshman is on a quest for attention, seeking notoriety like the film’s star, Leonardo DiCaprio. He dreams of recreating the movie’s most violent scene, and before long, decides to act on his bloody fantasy. It’s a copycat killing that forever leaves a small town shaken to its core. Show Less
1995’s movie, The Basketball Diaries, tells the story of a star student’s decent into the seedy underground world of heroin and vi...Show More

About CopyCat Killers

This series goes behind the headlines of real-life murder cases which copy memorable slayings seen in Hollywood movies. Each episode features a mystifying murder scene and law enforcement’s hunt for the killer. Whether it’s two high school students terrorizing and killing a female classmate to copy the horror blockbuster Scream or the gruesome acts of pig farmer and serial killer, Robert Pickton, who copied Hannibal and fed his victims to his pigs—these horrific scenes actually happened but very few people know the real stories that led to these killings. CopyCat Killers includes interviews with investigators, family members of victims and forensic experts. The series also features high quality recreations, extensive archive and original documents from police case files.

James Holmes, the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooter, was inspired by The Joker from the Batman movie The Dark Knight. Holmes had become obsessed with Heath Ledger's Joker character, and he held onto that obsession for 4 years before he acted on it. Holmes left behind a journal, outlining his plan for the mass attack at the theater. His writings show how he meticulously planned out every detail of his attack, including what he would do after...