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Nightmare Next Door was a 2011 TV series that revealed frightening stories of crimes that actually took place in obscure and small towns where you wouldn't expect such a crime to happen. The strange murders that occurred changed a loving and supportive community into people who were frightened and untrusting of each other.

Each series explored a terrible murder and reexamines what really happened and disclose to TV viewers the awful event that happened and reenact the story; showing how the violence affected the community.

For many of us, small towns have always meant safety, security and a peaceful way of living; instead of suffering in a big town with so many hidden dangers. That is what made this TV series so very interesting is that terrible things happened in towns that should have been a haven from terror and fear.

Nightmare Next Door took the appearance of safety from small towns and the most gripping part of the series was that it was true! The show revealed interviews with family members, investigators and others in a gripping tale of I wonder who did this and why?!

For instance, one of the stories was about a woman who disappeared at night. She lives in Portland, Maine and everyone in the town is frightened that something has happened to her. The search goes on for awhile but a body can't be found. That is, until they found some terrible evidence that something awful happened to her.

The Nightmare Next Door series was a frightening but also a highly interesting TV series because it showed to the viewing audience what can happen to someone so young and in a small town, where normally you would feel safe. The TV series made you also think about your own safety and what can happen at anytime.

Thursday 10:00 PM et/pt on Investigation Discovery
10 Seasons, 102 Episodes - Currently Airing
January 6, 2011
Documentary & Biography
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  • When 16-year-old BFFs Dawn Donaldson and Crissy Campbell vanish overnight, the residents of Grass Valley, California, fear for their children's safety. Rumors fly, from runaways to abduction. Detectives must find them before their worst fears come true.

  • In suburban Tennessee, Jimmy McClain is living a good life as a teacher and coach at a local high school. But early one February morning, police find him murdered in his home. With a long list of suspects, whose motive is strong enough to want him dead?

  • 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.

  • When Shelley Nance is found stabbed to death, the shocking murder sends the community of Lake Highlands, TX into a panic. Friends are stunned as police zero in on her closest friends. What they uncover is jealousy, hate, and a bizarre fatal attraction.

  • 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

  • New England business owner Michael Zammitti Jr is found shot to death at his desk.

  • Examining the murder of a woman who was killed in the living room of her Nashville home.

  • Investigating the disappearance of an 18-year-old freshman from the University of South Alabama.

  • 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.

  • Melinda Snyder's death stunned Rock Hill, SC, where even her closest friends came into question. The former homecoming queen's murder embroiled the quiet town in a mystery that wouldn't be settled until the South Carolina Supreme Court weighed in.

  • Featuring the Kathryn Horn case, who went missing in 1994.

  • The charming town of Macon, GA panics when Mercer Law grad Lauren Giddings is murdered on campus.

  • When Pasinetta Prince is found dead in her home, the close-knit community of North Omaha is left reeling. As police dig deeper into the life of the beautiful starlet, they find a long line of admirers. Could one man's infatuation have turned into murder?

  • Investigating the disappearance of a couple who went fishing in Norris City, Ill., and never came back.

  • Detectives investigate when Debbie Fagan is found shot to death in her car in the small town of Monrovia, Maryland.

  • When 55-year-old Monica Schmeyer is found shot to death in her living room, the peaceful people of Hanover, Pennsylvania are in a state of panic. Investigators have no idea who would want to kill this gentle woman and they have few clues to go on.

  • The Orlando Sheriff's office responds to a mysterious call and discovers a young artist brutally beaten in her apartment.

  • In the small, snowbound city of Bangor, Michigan, the murder of Christopher Green sends shivers up the citizens' spines. Detectives must follow the few clues they have down a path of unsavory characters, deception, and lies, to a chilling outcome.

  • When Bob Eidman is found executed in his office in broad daylight, the people of St. Charles are terrified a cold-blooded killer is on the loose. But when police discover Bob's secret life, they expose a slew of suspects with motive for murder.

  • On a sunny summer day in Orlando, FL, a city known for theme parks and family fun, a professional woman vanishes in broad daylight. When her naked body is found dumped in the woods days later, detectives jumpstart a manhunt for her depraved killer.

Most Popular Nightmare Next Door Episodes

  • Season 10 Episode 10 A Strange Trust 11/04/2016
  • Season 10 Episode 8 Everyone Has A Motive 10/21/2016

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Nightmare Next Door Video Clips & Extras

The Killer Leaves DNA Evidence Clip (01:55) Body Discovered in Woods Clip (02:03) Be Proactive Clip (01:02) Recovering from Covering a Murder Clip (01:12) Seek Help Clip (01:22) Did Neighbors Witness a Murderer for Hire? Clip (03:30) Digging for a Body Clip (03:43) The Poetic Criminal Clip (02:34)