The BEST Episodes of American Monster
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2022
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 - 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.
#2 - By Design
Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 14, 2021
Talented artist Kira and marketing manager Matthew appear to be happily married; then, a maintenance worker makes a grisly discovery, and investigations show that all was not well.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#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 - He Was Her Everything
Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 31, 2021
A blended family's blissful existence is shattered by an inside threat.
#7 - Out of His Shell
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 20, 2020
A family welcomes their new neighbors, not realizing the horrors to come.
#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.
#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.
#10 - Nothing Can Stop Us
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 28, 2021
An odd couple with a "devilish" wedding date discovers love is not eternal.
#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 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - Unlucky in Love
Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 24, 2021
A woman's hopeful dreams of true love disintegrate into a deadly nightmare.
#17 - 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.
#18 - Stage Fright
Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 5, 2021
Envy turns to hate when a killer snuffs out the life of a gifted performer.
#19 - Say Your Prayers
Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 2, 2022
A faltering relationship has devastating consequences for an entire family.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - Ghost From the Past
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 28, 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.
#25 - 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.