Criminal Minds has featured some of the most disturbing murders ever seen on television. You might wonder, "How do they come up with all these sick, twisted ways of killing people?" As it turns out, many Criminal Minds episodes are ripped from the headlines. There are plenty of real killers who have provided great material for this show.
If you're one of those people who's seen every episode of Criminal Minds, you might already know which ones were based on true stories. But for those who don't, here's a list of episodes based on real serial killers. Readers beware.
The Thirteenth Step Is Based on Charles Starkweather and Caril Fugate
The Big Wheel Is Based on The Lipstick Killer
Omnivore Is Based on the Zodiac Killer
Our Darkest Hour Is Based on The Night Stalker
To Hell...And Back Is Based on Robert Pickton
The Tribe Is Based on the Manson Family