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Copycat Killers 

We all love seeing movies - some people turn the fun into an obsession! Copycat Killers is a true crime TV series that tells stories of real crimes that were inspired by major motion ... See full summary »
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Brian Stivale ...  Narrator 51 episodes, 2016-2019
J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner ...  Analyst / ... 37 episodes, 2016-2019
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We all love seeing movies - some people turn the fun into an obsession! Copycat Killers is a true crime TV series that tells stories of real crimes that were inspired by major motion pictures and television. These real killers bring the violence of the movies into the real world, telling tales more shocking than what we see on screen. The series explores the gamut of frightening films from traditional horrors like American Psycho and Scream to cult classics Heathers and Taxi Driver, to modern tales of terror like Saw and Dexter. The real life crime, including the killer's chilling back-story, the murders, and the exciting investigation, is shown as a parallel to the Hollywood hit. Featuring dramatic recreations and detailed insights from detectives, psychologists, film critics, and other experts, Copycat Killers tells these terrifying true stories that'll change the way you see movies.

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Crime

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TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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Not too bad
14 October 2019 | by reevesvicSee all my reviews

I'm rather baffled at the two 1 star written reviews of this show. Have they actually watched it?

Every episode I've seen has used the real names and they often show CCTV and photo images of the criminals and victims. Granted, the dramatizations are a little weak (especially the ones depicting British crimes), but it's factually accurate.

Despite his unlikely name and slightly eerie appearance, Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner is the stand out talking head, often offering some interesting psychological insights into the "why" element of the offence. Not fantastic, but definitely worth watching if you like real crime.


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