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This true crime series looks at the criminal careers and backstories of notorious American killers. Like most true crime series, it depends on re-enactments, archival footage and interviews with participants in the various investigations. American Monster is a Crime Documentary & Biography series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (50 episodes). The series first aired on June 1, 2016. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.5.

American Monster is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch American Monster on demand at Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Investigation Discovery, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, iTunes online.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on Investigation Discovery
5 Seasons, 50 Episodes
June 1, 2016
Crime Documentary & Biography
7.5/10
Cast: Tom Streithorst
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American Monster Full Episode Guide

  • Profiles of killers and kidnappers who committed astonishing crimes while leading ordinary lives.

  • When single mom Michelle Chaffin finds love, it seems like the perfect case of opposites attract; but when Michelle vanishes without a trace, police uncover a terrible jealousy revealed through a shocking confession that leaves her family reeling.

  • When Dianne Hart and Donnie Rudd begin an affair in a small Chicago suburb, Dianne's kids hope that their mum has found love. But instead it triggers a series of bizarre lies and deceptions that reveal a cold-hearted killer in their midst.

  • Rebecca and Ken Pierce film themselves raising their four kids in idyllic rural Oklahoma. But the family is haunted by a specter of addiction and violence across generations that will leave two of them brutally murdered, and the family destroyed.

  • 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.

  • When popular teacher Simeonette Mapes-Crupi is found dead in her Staten Island condo, all evidence points to a brutal robbery gone wrong; as detectives dig deeper, they uncover a wealth of secrets.

  • 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.

  • Hyrah Frasch is no ordinary baby; the photogenic 1-year-old already has her own website and looks set to become an internet sensation.

  • 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.

  • Mark Corona and Paul Stoeppler are two cousins who are as close as brothers. This blood bond is destroyed when one of them is murdered in cold blood. Never-before-seen home video and shocking CCTV footage reveal what really happened...

  • Amanda does her dream job nannying two children, but an affair with the father dooms everything.

  • Great-grandfather Arthur Burney knows he's lucky to have such a large, loving family; but when Arthur is found murdered, the entire Burney family is divided - until a tip-off exposes a masterful plot.

  • Four best friends, two married couples, multiple sordid secrets, and one betrayal that leads to murder; with exclusive interviews and never-before-aired home movie footage.

  • The Winklers seemed to be a happily married couple, but the act came to a brutal end with murder

  • Brent Cotta's popular wife, Cassie, has mysteriously disappeared on New Year's Eve in Fort Smith, Arkansas. When family and friends conduct a search, the discovery of a shallow grave soon leads to the horrific truth emerging.

  • When Dr. Jim Kohnle is found dead in a fire at his family home, evidence and tip-offs lead police to question if it was an accident, suicide, or murder.

  • When outgoing Beth Spaulding meets shy Jason Risenburg it seems that love has conquered loneliness and the two quickly marry. But illness and bad luck push their happiness to the brink, triggering a tornado of lies and deception.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Alene and George Jenkins are a couple living a perfect life. When their desire for children leads them to adopt a son and a daughter it seems their family is complete. But instead it triggers a dark spiral ending in an unspeakably awful crime.