The BEST Episodes of Nightmare Next Door
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021
Network: Investigation Discovery
"Nightmare Next Door" tells the tales of mysterious murders that rocked small-town America. Each hour brings you a new murder mystery and a new look into the evil that can lurk in the heart and soul of a tight-knit community. Interviews with investigators, prosecutors, family members and neighbors piece together the twisting tale of a classic whodunit.
#1 - Little Girl Lost
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 8, 2012
When nine-year-old Cyndi Allinger doesn't show up for dinner, her mom fears the worst. Is someone stalking the school-age citizens of scenic Lakewood, Washington? The most likely tip comes from the least likely witnesses, and leads to Cyndi's killer.
#2 - Death in Santa Barbara
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 7, 2011
When 27-year-old, Jarrod Davidson, is shot in the doorway of his Santa Barbara apartment, the neighborhood fears there's an assassin on the loose. As detectives dig deeper into Jarrod's past, they find out this boy got mixed up with the wrong crowd.
#3 - Conspiracy of Evil
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 8, 2011
Grosse Point, Michigan is a privileged community untouched by homicide in over 60 years. So when Barbara Iske is found murdered in the driveway of a local home, the village is shocked. Police use the little evidence they have to catch the killer.
#4 - Midwestern Malice
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 15, 2011
A small town is jolted awake when 31 year old Laura Wynn is found dead in her home. And when a double homicide hits a nearby town, people are terrified. Thirteen years later their fears are confirmed when DNA proves the killer lives among them.
#5 - The Lady Killer
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 12, 2012
When 25-year-old Amy St. Laurent disappears after a night out on the town, the people of Portland, Maine are terrified. With no body, police don't know what to make of it. But their worst fears are confirmed when a shocking discovery proves murder.
#6 - Jack Be Deadly
Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 21, 2014
Normal life in the quiet city of East Point, GA comes to a screeching halt when six people become random targets of a mysterious gunman. While police work round the clock to try and catch the killer, locals hunker down in horror wondering who's next?
#7 - Murderer in the Midst
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 9, 2011
When a Korean-American family is terrorized in their suburban home, only three survive. Local investigators wonder if this is a robbery gone wrong or something more. As the case unfolds, police are shocked to learn of the betrayal behind the murder.
#8 - Everyone Has a Motive
Season 10 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 21, 2016
When John Kowalczyk is shot dead, rumors fly in the quiet town of Vienna, VA. Friends can’t imagine who would murder the successful entrepreneur. But as police look into John’s inner circle, a web of suspects emerges that has the whole town on edge.
#9 - Death on Lake Lynn Drive
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 3, 2011
23-year-old Stephanie Bennett is brutally raped and murdered in her suburban Raleigh apartment. Investigators work the case for years but their leads go nowhere. A closer look at a peeping tom provides police the break they desperately need.
#10 - The Art of Murder
Season 10 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 14, 2016
Shelley Nance is found stabbed to death, shocking the community of Lake Highlands, Texas, then her friends are stunned as police zero in on them, uncovering a case of fatal attraction.
#11 - The Truett Street Massacre
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 13, 2011
When Austin York, Matt Self, Mark Barbosa, and Rosa Barbosa are found dead in a McKinney, Texas home, detectives embark on a three year investigation. And just when it seems like the murders may never be solved, an eyewitness breaks the case wide open.
#12 - Murder on Hagadom Hill Road
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 10, 2011
Michele Harris disappears on September 11, 2001. Would she really leave behind her children and run away from her soured marriage? When blood splatters are found in the home, police begin to suspect that Michele may have met a more sinister end.
#13 - Murder on Main Street
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 16, 2011
Bloomsbury is the epitome of small-town America. When Monica Massaro is found viciously murdered in her home, it rocks this town to its core. A tip comes in from 300 miles away to help police hunt down the killer, and the results leave residents shaken.
#14 - Deadly Dealings
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 29, 2012
The quiet town of Tomahawk is rocked when long time resident 42-year-old Tracy Maurer is found brutally stabbed to death in her home. Police have a laundry list of suspects but it's a tip from the rumor mill that finally brings closure to the case.
#15 - Out Of The Past
Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 23, 2013
Holiday cheer ends in holiday fear, when Jean Wholaver and her two daughters are murdered in their home on Christmas Eve. Detectives in Middletown, Pennsylvania check their list of suspects twice and are shocked by the killer's true
#16 - Sex, Money, and Murder
Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 7, 2016
Lance Herndon was living the American dream in Roswell GA, until the millionaire is found brutally murdered. While this upper class town is reeling from the vicious killing, behind the gates of their upscale communities investigators find a twisted web.
#17 - The Unwelcome Wagon
Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 9, 2016
When Staff Sgt. Michael Severance goes AWOL the community of San Angelo rallies around his new bride. But there is something more sinister behind his disappearance, and investigators uncover a saga of treachery and passion as big as the state of Texas.
#18 - Death in the Family
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 25, 2011
When 56-year-old David Lunz is gunned down in his Palm Harbor, Florida home, this laid back community fears the worst. It takes investigators more than two years and a surprise clue found 600 miles from the crime scene to nail a killer from David's past.
#19 - Hair Of The Dog
Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 13, 2015
In Monrovia, Md., Debbie Fagan is found shot to death in her car, leading detectives to uncover a web of lies and deceit as they dig into her past to find out who would want to murder the loving mother of two.
#20 - Heartless in the Heartland
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 1, 2011
The tiny town of Boonville, Missouri is devastated when the body of eight-year-old Alyssa Owen is found near a rural country road. When another body turns up six weeks later, investigators soon learn the senseless brutality of this double homicide.
#21 - Dear Katherine, It's Me the Killer
Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 16, 2016
When 18-year-old freshman Katherine Foster goes missing, terror strikes the heart of the University of South Alabama. Has she been abducted? Raped? Is there a killer in their midst? Rumors fly, as students fear the worst ... anyone could be next.
#22 - Death in Robert's Court
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 6, 2011
In Portsmouth, VA, a father comes home to find his 16-year-old daughter stabbed to death. With DNA and fingerprints police hope for an open and shut case. However, the case still goes unsolved for months until a piece of gum points to an unlikely suspect.
#23 - Master Key Murder
Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 3, 2015
In Macon, Ga., Mercer Law School graduate Lauren Giddings goes missing, and police search her apartment complex, finding a human torso in a trash bin.
#24 - Trouble in Tulsa
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 29, 2012
When Jerry Martin is found brutally murdered in 1975, the city of Tulsa is left in fear. And with no solid leads, ignorance as well. It takes detectives more than 25 years and new DNA evidence more than 1000 miles away to warm up this cold case.
#25 - Burning Secret
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 4, 2012
When Goshen, New Hampshire resident Edith "Pen" Meyer goes missing, the tiny vacation town fears the worst. Police find leads, but can't find Pen's body. When a notorious resident reveals a grudge, police move in quickly to catch a killer.