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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!


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Child's Play

Child's Play

2020-06-3047:481

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/ 
Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

2020-06-2346:39

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/ 
The Collector

The Collector

2020-06-1648:39

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/ 
Primal Fear

Primal Fear

2020-06-0946:41

When Janice Orndoff of Virginia killed her husband on their wedding anniversary, she claimed it was in self-defense. Despite the couple’s troubles, no one could believe this sweet woman could have committed a murder and a cover-up. However, just like in the movie Primal Fear, Janice’s court case unravels the truth, proving that this sweet woman was hiding plenty of secrets. 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/?
Money Train

Money Train

2020-06-0248:021

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

Robocop

2020-05-2647:26

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/ 
Twilight

Twilight

2020-05-1953:331

Kim Edwards and Lucas Markham are teenage lovers convinced that the only way they can truly be together is to kill Kim’s mother, Elizabeth. Elizabeth believes Lucas’ bad boy ways are going to send her daughter down the wrong path, and she has tried to break them up. Kim and Lucas, however, are not dissuaded. Inspired by the love story in Twilight, where not even death can stand in the way of true love, the couple decide to kill Kim’s mother so they can finally be together.  New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Tuesday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts unmask the serial killer inspired by Robocop. Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/ 
Freddy vs. Jason

Freddy vs. Jason

2020-05-1246:251

Inspired by the slasher epic, Freddy vs. Jason, a young man tries to transform himself into the famous movie monster “Freddy Krueger.” The copycat killer stalks, taunts, and stabs his victims like a psychopath with no remorse. New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts unveil the double murder inspired by Twilight.   Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/ 
Kill Bill

Kill Bill

2020-05-0648:45

When Michelina Lewandowska met Marcin Kasprzak it was love at first sight. But he was hiding a dark secret and when their love dimmed, Michelina announced she was leaving the relationship for a better life. But Marcin would rather kill than be left alone. So he copies a scene from Kill Bill where Uma Thurman’s character, “The Bride,” is buried alive. In this case, “The Bride” is his girlfriend Michelina.  New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts unmask the murders inspired by Freddy vs. Jason Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/ 
Rambo

Rambo

2020-04-2847:36

A Gulf War Vet goes “Rambo” after watching the movie series and deciding to become his own one-man army. His target is the entire Los Angeles Police Department. New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts chronicle how Kill Bill inspired a jilted lover to bury his girlfriend alive.   Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/ 
Dirty Harry

Dirty Harry

2020-04-2248:311

The perfect heist becomes a deadly trap staged by an Air Force man and his friends in Northern Utah. Airman Dale Pierre planned to rob $25K worth of electronic from a Hi Fi store in Ogden. But Pierre and his accomplices didn’t have a plan for the growing group of hostages they had to hide in the basement. The crime scene turns grisly when Pierre and his team begin to torture rape and murder their hostages in a scene Inspired by watching Clint Eastwood’s classic Dirty Harry series. New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts reveal how a murderous rampage was inspired by watching Rambo.   Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/ 
X-Men

X-Men

2020-04-1447:551

On May 23, 2015, a triple murder shook a small town in Oxfordshire, England. That’s when 21-year-old Jed Allen reached his boiling point. He is furious about his mother’s spiraling problems with drugs, alcohol and a boyfriend Jed does not approve of. Worried for his mother and his sister, he kills the three in a blind rage. His misguided need to protect his family from themselves is inspired by the X-Men character, “Wolverine” who is known for being a loner with a kind heart, but who also allows his good intentions to morph into killer instincts instead. New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts unmask the murder inspired by Dirty Harry. Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/ 
Halloween

Halloween

2020-04-0746:151

Evil lurks in an upscale, gated community in Annetta, TX. The perpetrator is 17-year old Jake Evans who is inspired to copy what he saw in Rob Zombie’s remake of the slasher flick, Halloween. In a homicidal quest to destroy a family he felt was suffocating him, Jake devises a plan to kill his family just like the masked killer “Michael Myers,” in the movie. New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts reveal how a triple-murder was inspired a character in X-Men.   Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/ 
Saw

Saw

2020-03-3146:022

In the horror movie Saw, a twisted killer named “Jigsaw” becomes notorious for designing torture scenes that test his victim¹s will to live. The movie inspired a copycat “Jigsaw-Killer” and his first victim was a pizza deliveryman who became an unwitting player in his scheme. New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts unmask the murder inspired by Halloween. Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/ 
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Scream

Scream

2020-03-2549:441

Inspired by slasher films like Wes Craven’s Scream, two deranged teenagers put on the Ghostface masks worn in the movie and then proceed to terrorize and brutally stab a female classmate to death using iconic horror movie tropes learned from Scream. New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts reveal how a twisted torture-test was inspired by the movie Saw.   Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/ 
The Matrix

The Matrix

2020-03-1749:382

When the DC Snipers terrorized the Washington, DC area in 2002, few realized that the killers were motivated by a movie. John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo watched The Matrix before their shootings. The film inspired their mission to create chaos and change a world that they believed had been overtaken by an oppressive system. To Muhammed and Malvo, everyone was part of that system and had to be eliminated. New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts dissect the real-life murder inspired by Scream. Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/ 
The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

2020-03-1049:091

On a warm summer evening in Aurora, Colorado, an excited audience sits down for the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises. But little do they know, this will be a night to remember, and not because of the movie. 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 copycat uses the latest Batman release as the inspiration for a deadly rampage that turned into the worst theater mass-shooting in American history. New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts dissect the murder inspired by The Matrix. Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/ 
American Psycho

American Psycho

2020-03-0250:02

Like the handsome killer, “Patrick Bateman,” played by Christian Bale in American Psycho, a real-life copycat murderer is hiding behind expensive sunglasses and designer clothes. New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts dissect the Colorado theater massacre inspired by The Dark Knight. Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/ 
The Purge

The Purge

2020-02-2452:221

The dystopian horror film, The Purge, explores the ruthless nature of humans when all crime—even murder—is legal one night a year. Jonathan Cruz, a troubled Indianapolis teen, obsesses over the idea of crime without consequence. He also identifies with the outsiders in The Purge who seek vengeance. Encouraged by members of his gang, Cruz decides to stage a copycat “Purge” of his own.  New Copycat Killers podcasts drop each Thursday. Next week, Forensic Psychologist Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner and the experts dissect the real-life carnage inspired by American Psycho. Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/ 
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Comments (44)

Monnie Moores

This show and your other one, "Murder Made Me Famous", pretty much have the exact episodes between the two.You may as well marry them together and delete the repeated episodes between them.

Jul 5th
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Monnie Moores

Why in gods name would you even think about talking again to someone that beat your ass and hurt you very bad???......Theres no logical reason that I would.They hurt you once, they will for sure do it again.And again..........

Jul 4th
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Chris Mobbs

None of the episodes will play, Still!

Jun 15th
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Jamie Greene

clearly no one on the episode has ever actually seen Twighlight

May 26th
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Rhonda Hurcum

Totally useless, none of it works. You need to fix this problem.

Apr 16th
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ryanneee

its annoying the show is quiet and the commercials are louder than hell..

Mar 9th
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Mary-George Tidona

you've just lost another subscriber since it doesn't work with castbox. really enjoyed while it lasted. bye Felicia

Jan 3rd
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Monnie Moores

They were ALL in denial.That girl knew she was pregnant....the parents didn't look at her for 5 minutes at any given time.There are tons of ways to tell if a girl is pregnant.This horrible.Some grown women don't know what to do, either, when they are pregnant.This is NO EXCUSE for what she did.

Dec 19th
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DD

this is under the wrong series

Dec 18th
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DD

this is under the wrong series..

Dec 18th
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Unicorn 1

Can't even listen To It!!!

Dec 16th
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Bonnie Brae

they keep saying "Mama Bear". she was the worst "Mama Bear" ever.

Nov 13th
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Rebecca Richardson

Still not working for UK listeners

Oct 1st
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Harleen Quinzel

your next episode should be on Ed gein

Sep 30th
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Sherie Hoyhtya

U guys are GREAt ‘’ hope u can keep it going ,, I wish I monies to donate ,, I’m on disability blaaaa ,, can down with epelesy ,, I hate it , went from makin 20$ an hour to 730$ a month holy shit suuucks

Sep 25th
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Sherie Hoyhtya

Ooo I’m lookin forward to the Robert durst ,, been waitin for it !! Yaaaa

Sep 25th
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Sherie Hoyhtya

Ya guys are great ,, I’m gonna pass u guys on

Sep 25th
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Sherie Hoyhtya

Man your co host is fantastic ,, I like that u get right to the point ,, 🤗

Sep 25th
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Sherie Hoyhtya

That’s a great thing 😊

Sep 25th
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Sherie Hoyhtya

U sound like ken Seeley

Sep 25th
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