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American Monster

Season 3 2018

  • 2018-07-09T02:00:00Z on Investigation Discovery
  • 43 mins
  • 8 hours, 24 mins (12 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.

12 episodes

3x01 Stages of Grief

  • Season Premiere

    2018-07-09T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

In suburban California, an intruder attacks and kills 55-year-old Joan Dawley; as the Dawley family grieves, it falls to LAPD Detective Paul Tippin to crack the case; home movies reveal a shocking tale of deceit.

3x02 Remote Control

  • 2018-07-16T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

After Sherri Dally vanishes from her Ventura, Calif., home, her husband, Michael, and her friend, Debbie, head up a massive search; however, someone knows more than they're saying, and home videos tell a tale of sordid secrets and double lives.

3x03 Backyard Daddy

  • 2018-07-23T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

In Ogden, Utah, Stephen and Becky Vargas appear to have it all; however, jealousy and control issues abound behind the picture-perfect life seen in their home videos, but no one suspects their marriage will end in murder.

3x04 A Mother's Work

  • 2018-08-06T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

Home movies reveal the fabulous lifestyle of Lanny and Donna Horwitz who are raising their son, Radley, in their Florida mansion; when their lives are upended by a ghastly shooting, everyone in this eccentric family becomes a suspect.

3x05 Band of Brothers

  • 2018-08-13T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

The Laffertys are pillars of the Mormon community, and they are known as an example of wholesome family values, as seen in home videos; however, an evil is lurking that will one day explode into an unholy double homicide.

3x06 Watch Your Back

  • 2018-08-20T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

Home videos show U.S. Air Force Sgt. Nathan Paet and his family living a blissfully normal life, then blind greed brings about the destruction of this loving family.

3x07 The Last Valentine

  • 2018-09-03T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

Dr. John Hamilton and his wife, Susan, are successful, respected and very much in love, until a vicious Valentine's Day murder destroys their lives; never-before-seen home videos shed light on a brutal murder no one saw coming.

3x08 Into the Swamp

  • 2018-09-10T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

At a family-run construction company, brothers and cousins work hard together—and play even harder. But when one of them vanishes, no one has answers. The mystery of his disappearance, and the salacious betrayal behind it, isn't solved for 20 years.

3x09 Don't Forget Me

  • 2018-09-24T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

On the day before he's to start a new job, a father of two disappears with no warning. His wife has no idea where he went. His friends hint that he led a secret, sordid life. But it remains a mystery for years—until a tip reveals the jaw-dropping truth.

3x10 Off-Camera

  • 2018-10-01T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

An obsessive video blogger shares every detail of her roller-coaster life with her husband and their children online; one night, intruders tie her up, kidnap her husband and execute him; it seems someone has been keeping secrets.

3x11 Take Me to the River

  • 2018-10-15T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

Coming home from church, a preacher finds his wife stabbed and beaten, the apparent victim of a home invasion; the preacher's alibi is rock solid, and his son's alibis are sound as well; however, several details don't add up, leading to the truth.

3x12 Just Out of Frame

  • 2018-10-22T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

A fun-loving couple cultivates close relationships with their grown daughters, then the mother is bludgeoned to death in her home; no one suspects that the unthinkable could be true, but video doesn't lie, unlike guilty people