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American Monster

Season 2 2017

  • 2017-07-09T22:00:00-04:00 on Investigation Discovery
  • 60 mins
  • 7 hours, 0 mins (10 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Crime, Documentary, Reality, Special Interest

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.

10 episodes

2x01 The Green Monster

  • Season Premiere

    2017-07-09T22:00:00-04:00 — 42 mins

In Ohio, Jack and Linda Myers are shot to death in their sleep, and the only eye witness is their sleepy 4-year-old grandson; now, family members speak about what happened that night and share home movies revealing a monster living in their midst.

2x02 Family Snapshot

  • 2017-07-16T22:00:00-04:00 — 42 mins

The Yates family moves to Spokane, Wash., only to find it besieged by a serial killer who's targeting young women and confounding the police; now, the family's home videos provide a look at one of the most notorious killers in the United States.

2x03 Alabama Murder Mystery

  • 2017-07-23T22:00:00-04:00 — 42 mins

In Anniston, Ala., the townspeople grieve after Frank Hilley is struck down by a mysterious sickness, then his daughter falls ill, and the family becomes suspicious; home movies tell a shocking tale of murder and reveal the identity of a monster.

2x04 Anything for You

  • 2017-07-30T22:00:00-04:00 — 42 mins

As seen in home videos, the Snyders are thrilled when their 34-year-old son, Mike, finally starts a family with his sweetheart, then Mike vanishes after being diagnosed with a terrible illness, and his horrific fate comes to light only years later.

2x05 The Last Broadcast

  • 2017-08-06T22:00:00-04:00 — 42 mins

After a taping of their local-access TV show, Chrissy and Charlie Billis have a terrible accident, smashing their car into a tree; only one of them survives, but tapes from the couple's TV show suggest a sinister tale behind what really happened.

2x06 Push Record

  • 2017-08-13T22:00:00-04:00 — 42 mins

In Colorado, second-time spouses Harold and Toni Henthorn seem to dote on their young daughter and each other, then their idyllic life is shattered by a hiking accident; the couple's home videos conceal a deadly predator who nearly escapes justice.

2x07 Stand by Your Men

  • 2017-08-20T22:00:00-04:00 — 42 mins

While Ron and Cynthia Phillips and their four children try to adjust to life in a remote Colorado town, home videos mask dark impulses within the Phillips family, ones that will lead to deceit, infidelity and murder.

2x08 Live by the Sword

  • 2017-08-27T22:00:00-04:00 — 42 mins

Manling Williams returns home to find her young sons murdered and her sword collector husband, Neal, stabbed to death.

2x09 The Craigslist Killer

  • 2017-09-03T22:00:00-04:00 — 42 mins

After Ohioan Richard Beasley vanishes, police discover that an online monster has been luring local men to their deaths.

2x10 The Wrong Man

  • 2017-09-10T22:00:00-04:00 — 42 mins

Kevin and Joanne Dowling like to capture their children's milestones on videotape, then Kevin is accused of gunning down a woman in a nearby town, and his fate hangs on his video camera.