The BEST Episodes of American Monster

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

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 Monster interweaves twisting-turning stories of astonishing crimes, with 'behind-the-scenes' footage of killers at their seemingly most innocent.

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Out of His Shell

#1 - Out of His Shell

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 20, 2020

A family welcomes their new neighbors, not realizing the horrors to come.

star 7.88
25 votes
The Wrong Man

#2 - The Wrong Man

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 10, 2017

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.

star 7.86
29 votes
By God, That's Enough

#3 - By God, That's Enough

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 2, 2020

A single mom vanishes, and police uncover a terrible jealousy revealed through a shocking confession that leaves her family reeling.

star 7.84
25 votes
Flesh and Blood

#4 - Flesh and Blood

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 14, 2020

On any street, behind any smile, lurks an American Monster. Never-before-seen-video footage looks straight into the eyes of a killer, hidden in plain sight. Mom next door; dad across the street; the kid who never broke the rules. Anyone can be a MONSTER.

star 7.82
33 votes
Alabama Murder Mystery

#5 - Alabama Murder Mystery

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 23, 2017

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.

star 7.81
74 votes
Nothing Can Stop Us

#6 - Nothing Can Stop Us

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 17, 2021

An odd couple with a "devilish" wedding date discovers love is not eternal.

star 7.76
17 votes
My Body

#7 - My Body

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 12, 2020

Sandy Miles and her daughter Tracie are as close as can be. But when Tracie vanishes and Sandy is found brutally murdered, the truth behind the killing is more horrific than investigators can possibly imagine.

star 7.74
27 votes
Brothers in Arms

#8 - Brothers in Arms

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 7, 2020

The close bond between cousins Mark Corona and Paul Stoeppler is quickly severed when one of them is murdered in cold blood; never-before-seen home movie video and shocking CCTV reveals what happened.

star 7.72
32 votes
Family Snapshot

#9 - Family Snapshot

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 16, 2017

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.

star 7.70
47 votes
Anything for You

#10 - Anything for You

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 30, 2017

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.

star 7.68
73 votes
It Was All of Them

#11 - It Was All of Them

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 3, 2021

A family is annihilated, but their killer may not be the only monster.

star 7.65
26 votes
Right Before Your Eyes

#12 - Right Before Your Eyes

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 6, 2016

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

star 7.60
75 votes
Ghost From the Past

#13 - Ghost From the Past

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 17, 2021

In 2017, an unimaginable betrayal leads to the death of a woman in the state of Louisiana. Police discover she has been murdered by her estranged husband.

star 7.58
19 votes
In Sickness and in Health

#14 - In Sickness and in Health

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 13, 2019

When outgoing Beth Spaulding and shy Jason Risenburg meet, it looks like a match made in heaven; however, a series of disasters strike the once-devoted couple, causing tensions to simmer in their marriage.

star 7.56
32 votes
Live by the Sword

#15 - Live by the Sword

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 27, 2017

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

star 7.55
38 votes
The Craigslist Killer

#16 - The Craigslist Killer

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 3, 2017

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

star 7.55
38 votes
Looks Can Kill

#17 - Looks Can Kill

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 29, 2019

After locking eyes at the gym, Rebecca Thudin and Larry Fenton get married; then, Larry is shot dead in an apparent home invasion; home videos and interviews with family members help to unravel what really happened.

star 7.53
36 votes
Falling Down

#18 - Falling Down

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 2, 2019

Alene and George Jenkins' desire for children leads them to adopt a son and a daughter, which triggers a dark spiral ending in an unspeakably awful crime.

star 7.51
41 votes
Twice Shy

#19 - Twice Shy

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 15, 2019

Carol-Ann and James Sharp seem like a match made in heaven, but behind the veneer hides a monster in plain sight; loved ones close to the couple sit down for the first time on camera to make sense of a murder that none of them saw coming.

star 7.48
33 votes
Wave to Daddy

#20 - Wave to Daddy

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 15, 2016

The daughter of a notorious killer discusses her father.

star 7.48
102 votes
The Last Valentine

#21 - The Last Valentine

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 2, 2018

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.

star 7.47
19 votes
A Mother's Work

#22 - A Mother's Work

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 5, 2018

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.

star 7.45
20 votes
Unmasked

#23 - Unmasked

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 17, 2021

Rob and Lisa Whedbee are a beautiful couple who turn heads wherever they go; then a medical trauma upends their happy family, setting them on a path of destruction that will end in lies, accusations and a brutal home invasion.

star 7.43
23 votes
Life of the Party

#24 - Life of the Party

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 22, 2019

Doug and Rose fall in love and get married; however, lies and deceit surface behind their seemingly perfect facade as seen on home videos; then, a no-show at Thanksgiving and a box on the side of the road lead to a shocking discovery.

star 7.43
30 votes
Two Families

#25 - Two Families

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 8, 2019

Unraveling the mystery behind the confusing evidence at the scene of April Holton's tragic murder.

star 7.42
33 votes