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Copycat Killers

As Murder Made Me Famous takes a break, we're thrilled to bring you Copycat Killers, the next great true crime podcast from Reelz and Podcastone! Hosted by Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner, 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. Check back every Tuesday for new episodes! To find every episode of Murder Made Me Famous, check out it's new feed here.

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As Murder Made Me Famous takes a break, we're thrilled to bring you Copycat Killers, the next great true crime podcast from Reelz and Podcastone! Hosted by Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner, 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. Check back every Tuesday for new episodes! To find every episode of Murder Made Me Famous, check out it's new feed here.

American Horror Story

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Brittney Dwyer is the kind of girl who never quite fit in. Obsessed with all things grim and macabre, Brittney has few friends, and spends most of her time doing drugs and watching horror movies. Low on money after moving out on her own, Brittney comes up with a deadly scheme to get rich quick by killing her grandfather and stealing his $100,000 life savings. Brittney says plot was inspired by her favorite TV show, American Horror Story.

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/  

Sep 29 2020

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The Omen

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Sean Sellers grew up in Oklahoma City but his childhood was far from normal. As a boy, he came across books about Satanism and found solace as he became increasingly drawn to the occult. Much like the evil character, “Damien” in the horror film The Omen, Sean was a young person wreaking havoc-- believing he was possessed by demons. As Sean seeks to gain power and control in his life, he turns to the devil’s guidance in his bloody, twisted path.

New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts unravel the brutal murder inspired by American Horror Story.

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/ 

Sep 22 2020

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Slender Man

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Two middle school girls, Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, decide to sacrifice their friend Payton Leutner to the infamous supernatural internet meme known as “Slender Man.” After reading stories about Slender Man online, the 12-year-old girls attempt to murder their classmate, but they soon discover that committing a cold-blooded murder is harder than it seems.

New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts analyze the bloody crimes inspired by the horror movie, The Omen.

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/ 

Sep 15 2020

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Queen Of The Damned

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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 – thinking that just like in the movie, the gruesome act will help him achieve immortality.

New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts unravel the bloody crime inspired by the legend of Slender Man.

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/ 

Sep 08 2020

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Lizzie Borden

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Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. This childhood rhyme was based on a real-life murder that was turned into a great movie, The Legend of Lizzie Borden. So great that when one fan, James Cushing, finds an axe, he thinks it is destiny to follow Elizabeth Montgomery’s portrayal and become Lizzie. Walking the streets of a Seattle suburb at night, no one is safe as he searches for the perfect victim.

New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts analyze the real-life murder inspired by the movie, Queen of the Damned.

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/ 

Sep 01 2020

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Heathers

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In a scene right out of the crime-comedy Heathers, three high school best friends become mortal enemies in a plot to kill the “cool kids.”

New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts unravel the murder inspired by the legend of Lizzie Borden.  

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/

Aug 25 2020

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Fatal Attraction

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The psychological thriller starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close inspired a real murder Known as “The Fatal Attraction Case.” The crime occurred when one man’s infidelity resulted in obsession, stalking, and murder—just like in the movie.

New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts analyze the real-life crimes inspired by the movie, Heathers.

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/ 

Aug 18 2020

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Forensic Files

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Inspired by an episode of TV’s Forensic Files, disgraced businessman Ari Squire attempts to start a new life by faking his own death in order to collect his $5 million life insurance policy. To do it, Squire plans to murder an innocent man named Justin Newman and take on his identity. Little does Ari know, his plan is far from airtight, and Newman is not the only one who will end up dead.

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/ 

Aug 11 2020

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The Basketball Diaries

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The movie tells the story of a star student’s decent into the violent, underground world of heroin on the streets of New York. Inspired by what he saw, 14-year old Michael Carneal of Paducah, Kentucky, horrifies the nation when he reenacts the movie’s most violent scene with an unsuspecting group of students in a prayer circle. It’s a copycat killing that forever leaves a small town shaken to its core.

New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts unravel the murder inspired by TV’s Forensic Files.

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/ 

Aug 04 2020

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BONUS: I Lived With A Killer from Real Crime: The Reelz Files

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Enjoy today's bonus episode of I Lived With A Killer from Real Crime: The Reelz Files! 

Be sure to subscribe for new episodes every Thursday: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/real-crime-the-reelz-files/id1503083538

I Lived With A Killer: Drew Peterson

The Killer Cop’s son, Stephen, is in disbelief when his father is accused of murder in the suspicious death of his 3rd wife – and the suspicious disappearance of his 4th wife. As the media circles around the family, Stephen protects his younger siblings and is ultimately forced to face the terrible truth – could his father be guilty after all?

I Lived With A Killer is part of the real crime collection in The REELZ Files. New podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, the family of The Craigslist Killer opens up about what it’s like to live with a killer.

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/ 

Jul 30 2020

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Billionaire Boys Club

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Lyle and Erik Menendez live an extraordinarily comfortable life, thanks to the hard work of their father. Despite being set for success with prestigious educations and father’s many connections, the boys lack an adequate work ethic and prioritize play over work. When their self-made father finally cuts them off, the boys are outraged. They start to compare themselves to the characters in the popular TV movie Billionaire Boys Club. They won’t accept any obstacles in their quest for free-flowing money and freedom, even if it means killing their parents to get it.

New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts analyze the murders inspired by the movie, The Basketball Diaries.

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/ 

Jul 28 2020

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Primal Fear

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Janice Orndoff kills her husband in a supposed act of self-defense. Despite the couple’s recent troubles, no one believes this sweet woman could commit such a grisly murder unless it was absolutely necessary. However, much like in the movie Primal Fear, her court case unravels the truth, proving that Janice has plenty of hidden secrets.

New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts analyze the brutal murders inspired by The Billionaire Boys Club.

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/ 

Jul 21 2020

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The Talented Mr. Ripley

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Like the film, The Talented Mr. Ripley, a young working-class man creates multiple identities in order to become part of the wealthy elite – and kills to keep his lies a secret.

New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts analyze the gruesome murder inspired by the movie, Primal Fear.

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/  

Jul 14 2020

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The Fisher King

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Socially awkward George Hennard has been searching all his life for love. But no matter how hard he tries he can’t seem to find a girlfriend. After years of rejection, his resentment and hatred of women grows and culminates in the tragic slaughter of a restaurant full of customers. George kills himself as well. His autopsy reveals a ticket stub for the film The Fisher King, tucked into his pants pocket, indicating George’s inspiration for this mass shooting came from a twisted misinterpretation of the movie.

New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts analyze the gruesome kidnap and murder inspired by The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/ 

Jul 07 2020

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Child's Play

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The gruesome kidnap and torture of 16-year-old Suzanne Capper ends in murder. But the story proves even more twisted upon the revelation that the character “Chuckie” from the movie Child’s Play played a dark and sinister role in inspiring the killers.

New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts unveil the mass shooting inspired by The Fisher King.

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/ 

Jun 30 2020

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Taxi Driver

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A mentally ill man takes a page out of the script from the movie Taxi Driver, as he attempts to assassinate President of the United States and impress the film¹s star with his deranged act of violence.

New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts analyze the gruesome kidnap and murder inspired by Child’s Play.

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/ 

Jun 23 2020

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The Collector

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In the 1960’s thriller, The Collector, “Freddy Clegg” kidnaps a woman and holds her hostage just to have her there. Just like “Freddie,” Leonard Lake sought attention and affection from countless women, many of whom rejected him coldly. Inspired by events in The Collector, he sets off on a blood curdling adventure with his partner-in-crime Charles Ng. The pair build a bunker, in which almost two-dozen women would be held with their fates in his hands. The chilling and astounding series of events that followed became one of the most infamous copycat crimes in California.

New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts analyze the attempted presidential assasination inspired by Taxi Driver.

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/  

Jun 16 2020

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Fear

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Erin Caffey's life starts resembling that of Nicole Walker, a character in James Foley's 1996 film, "Fear," and like Nicole, when Erin begins dating the town bad boy, her parents disapprove and forbid her from seeing him again.

New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts unveil the serial killings inspired by The Collector.  

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/?

Jun 09 2020

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Money Train

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Token clerk Harry Kaufman went to his job at a Brooklyn subway station with no idea his life was in danger. That day, Vincent Ellerbe and James Irons set a fire in the token clerk’s booth. Like the brothers trying to rob the station in Money Train, Vincent and James end up killing Kaufman in the inferno.

New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts unveil the grisly murder inspired by Fear.

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/ 

Jun 02 2020

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Robocop

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For most people the Robocop movie franchise is action packed with violence and extreme gore. But for Nathaniel White of Poughkeepsie, NY, the movie inspired him to become a serial killer. White 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. Then he switches to become like the movie villains he admires, killing just like they did in Robocop.

New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts dissect the murder inspired by Money Train.

Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/  

May 26 2020

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could of been great

By ~VAPOORISE~ - May 28 2020
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concept of the show could be great but its just annoying. Its like listening a movie over and over for an hour (IN WORLD.....deep voice deep voice)

Awesome

By Penny Kerby - May 19 2020
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Great podcast