The BEST Episodes of American Monster
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2021
Network: Investigation Discovery
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.
#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.
#2 - Life in Florida
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 24, 2021
#3 - 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.
#4 - Nothing Can Stop Us
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 31, 2021
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - Ghost From the Past
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 7, 2021
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - Don't Forget Me
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 23, 2018
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.
#20 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - Body Type
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 28, 2020
Jason and Lindsey Lee are destined for each other. However, marriage can have its highs and lows. When the young couple decide to change their lifestyle to reignite the spark in the relationship, it comes with deadly consequences.