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    Copycat Killers: American Psycho (2016)

    Elliot Rodger was trying to act out the role of a film star when he went on his killing spree – to make up for the fact he felt like a failure in real life. Clearly he did not feel he had the status he deserved. In his last YouTube video, which he explicitly […]

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    Copycat Killers: Dexter (2016)

    A jury’s guilty verdict put would-be moviemaker Mark Twitchell behind bars for life and concluded one of the most macabre murder stories Edmonton has witnessed. Mark Twitchell had a movie playing out in his mind in which he cast himself in three starring roles — talented and successful filmmaker, womanizer and, finally, uncatchable killer. […]

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    Copycat Killers: Hannibal (2016)

    Armin Meiwes, the German cannibal serving a life sentence for killing and eating a man who begged to be devoured, has described how the meat tasted of pork and how he prepared an elaborate meal of human steak in a green pepper sauce with croquettes and Brussels sprouts. In his first television interview, broadcast […]

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    Copycat Killers: Queen of the Damned (2016)

    Allan Menzies, 23, of Fauldhouse, West Lothian, was jailed for life in Edinburgh for the brutal killing of 21-year-old Thomas McKendrick, who was stabbed 42 times. Menzies, who became known as the vampire killer, told a court that he had been ordered to kill by a character in the film Queen of the Damned, […]

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    Copycat Killers: Saw (2016)

    He sat on the road with his legs twisted under him and his hands cuffed behind his back. His oversized glasses drooped as he cried for help. Brian Wells, a pizza deliveryman, was caught in a bizarre bank robbery. He had walked in with a bomb strapped to his neck, and now no-one wanted […]

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    Copycat Killers: Taxi Driver (2016)

    In the years leading up to John F. Hinckley Jr.’s attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan, he became obsessed with the movie “Taxi Driver.” Hinckley saw the movie at least fifteen times, read and re-read the book it was based upon, and bought the soundtrack to the film, listening to it for hours on […]