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American Monster

Season 1 2016

  • 2016-06-01T20:00:00-06:00 on Investigation Discovery
  • 43 mins
  • 4 hours, 12 mins (6 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Crime, Documentary

If you looked into the eyes of a killer, would you know? In American Monster, you find out. For the first time, viewers get closer than ever to some of America's most shocking and surprising crimes. Filled with never-before-seen footage of these devils in disguise, from home movie shots of them playing with their kids to musical performances at high school, from the church cook-out to the wedding video, American Monsterinterweaves twisting-turning stories of astonishing crimes, with 'behind-the-scenes' footage of killers at their seemingly most innocent.

6 episodes

1x01 Home Video Hit

  • Series Premiere

    2016-06-01T20:00:00-06:00 — 42 mins

A typical American family isn’t exactly what it seems. In public Max & Janeene Jones appear to have the perfect marriage, but behind this happy image lies hidden truths. 20 years later, an undercover police investigation reveals an unexpected killer.

1x02 Appalachian Horror Film

  • 2016-06-08T20:00:00-06:00 — 42 mins

The story of Brian and Randi Trimble, whose marriage takes the ultimate hit after he and a coworker, Blaine Norris, partner on a low-budget horror movie.

1x03 Wave to Daddy

  • 2016-06-15T20:00:00-06:00 — 42 mins

The daughter of a notorious killer discusses her father.

1x04 Sing for the Camera

  • 2016-06-22T20:00:00-06:00 — 42 mins

The peaceful community of Hartford, Wis., is rocked when a teenager is found dead, the second victim in two days.

1x05 Shooting Phoenix

  • 2016-06-29T20:00:00-06:00 — 42 mins

A glimpse inside the life of a monster who terrorized Phoenix in 2005. Included: how he managed to hide in plain sight.

1x06 Right Before Your Eyes

  • 2016-07-06T20:00:00-06:00 — 42 mins

The union of a successful businessman and an aspiring actress doesn't last long when, on the honeymoon, the relationship takes a deadly turn.