The BEST episodes of American Monster

Every episode of American Monster ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of American Monster!

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.

Last Updated: 2/18/2024Network: Investigation DiscoveryStatus: Continuing
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In Sickness and in Health
star
7.85
40 votes

#1 - In Sickness and in Health

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/13/2019

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.

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The Only Way Out
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7.83
12 votes

#2 - The Only Way Out

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/11/2022

Air Force veteran Roger Steward Harris and his wife Donna Lynn Jordan, a nurse, built their dream home in Florida. However, just after the birth of their second son, a vile secret threatens their seemingly sweet, simple life. Someone was hatching a plot that no one ever saw coming. Donna was found dead inside her van at an Interstate 75 truck stop, shot with a homemade gun that fired a nail into her head. In the end, Roger Harris and his girlfriend, Jennifer R. Palmer, were arrested for the December 1998 murder of Donna Lynn Jordan. Harris was convicted and initially received a death penalty, but his sentence was later reduced to life in prison. Jennifer Palmer pleaded guilty to "conspiracy and accessory after the fact" to first-degree murder.

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Keep It Hush
star
7.83
23 votes

#3 - Keep It Hush

Season 10 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/16/2023

A home invasion in California leaves a family shattered and detectives scrambling for answers; as investigators hunt down the perps over several years, they join the dots to outline an evil plot born from greed and a need for total control.

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The Wrong Man
star
7.82
39 votes

#4 - The Wrong Man

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/10/2017

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.

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A Mother's Work
star
7.77
26 votes

#5 - A Mother's Work

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/5/2018

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.

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By God, That's Enough
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7.77
30 votes

#6 - By God, That's Enough

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/2/2020

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

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Family Snapshot
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7.76
58 votes

#7 - Family Snapshot

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/16/2017

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.

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Brothers in Arms
star
7.76
45 votes

#8 - Brothers in Arms

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/7/2020

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.

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Lake Placid
star
7.71
28 votes

#9 - Lake Placid

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/18/2023

Jeffrey and Jeannine Glanda appear to have it all; when half of the partnership craves control more than love, it sets in motion a deadly plot, ending with a suspicious car accident and a watery grave.

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He Was Her Everything
star
7.70
37 votes

#10 - He Was Her Everything

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/31/2021

A blended family's blissful existence is shattered by an inside threat.

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Live by the Sword
star
7.70
43 votes

#11 - Live by the Sword

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/27/2017

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

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Anything for You
star
7.70
79 votes

#12 - Anything for You

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/30/2017

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.

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Life On The Lake
star
7.69
29 votes

#13 - Life On The Lake

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/5/2022

Gil Dossett and his family live an idyllic existence until an accident changes everything; though it takes years to chart a new course through life, Gil seems to finally land on his feet until he finds himself in a dark place.

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Alabama Murder Mystery
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7.68
82 votes

#14 - Alabama Murder Mystery

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/23/2017

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.

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Off-Camera
star
7.68
22 votes

#15 - Off-Camera

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/30/2018

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.

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You Got Me Mean
star
7.68
25 votes

#16 - You Got Me Mean

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/8/2023

A loving mom takes a walk on the wild side that leads to a very dark place.

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Right Before Your Eyes
star
7.68
81 votes

#17 - Right Before Your Eyes

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/6/2016

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

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Out of His Shell
star
7.68
34 votes

#18 - Out of His Shell

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/20/2020

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

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Flesh and Blood
star
7.67
42 votes

#19 - Flesh and Blood

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/14/2020

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.

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It's Over. Move On.
star
7.64
28 votes

#20 - It's Over. Move On.

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/13/2022

A Pakistani family’s big American dreams transform into a bloody nightmare.

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The Last Valentine
star
7.63
24 votes

#21 - The Last Valentine

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/2/2018

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.

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Day Three After Murder
star
7.62
29 votes

#22 - Day Three After Murder

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/4/2023

Divorced dad-of-three, Daniel Halseth, lives for visitations with his kids; when his teenage daughter Sierra claims that she wants to live with her dad, Daniel finds himself drawn into a web of lies and a plot that ends with a deadly house fire.

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Two Families
star
7.61
44 votes

#23 - Two Families

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/8/2019

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

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Only She Knows
star
7.60
20 votes

#24 - Only She Knows

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/4/2022

Young love gone horribly wrong leads to a gruesome discovery in a closet.

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Enjoy the Moment
star
7.59
22 votes

#25 - Enjoy the Moment

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/25/2023

A gruesome axe murder leaves a digital trail that unravels a heinous plot

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