The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade

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  • 2016
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.0  (149)

This docuseries presents the 1980s as a decade full of evil psychopaths who made the world much more dangerous than it was in other eras. The series explores the sensational cases of murders that made headlines, serial killers that terrorized the nation, and other unseemliness.

The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade
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The Krishna Killers
10. The Krishna Killers
December 18, 2017
Hare Krishnas follow a religion based on divine love. But the mysterious disappearance of a charismatic devotee exposes a disturbing dark side. When another member is shot dead, police uncover a twisted web of murder and betrayal.
The Milk Carton Murder
9. The Milk Carton Murder
December 11, 2017
When 13-year-old Sarah Rairdon vanishes from an isolated road in tiny Underwood, Minnesota, the whole town launches an exhaustive search for her. The discovery of her body leads to terrifying fears of child abductions...and reveals a tragic secret.
The Cotton Club Murder
8. The Cotton Club Murder
December 4, 2017
Vaudeville producer Roy Radin's bullet-ridden body is found in a canyon in 1983; police attempt to determine if he was the victim of a vicious drug cartel or a movie deal gone wrong.
The Death of Disco
7. The Death of Disco
November 27, 2017
When 24-year-old Diane Delia is found dead in the Hudson River, detectives are surprised to realize she was once a man; an investigation leads police to New York's disco and gay club scenes, and a dramatic love triangle that could expose the killer.
The Dixieland Murders
6. The Dixieland Murders
November 20, 2017
In 1987, two of Biloxi, Miss., most prominent citizens, Judge Vincent Sherry and his wife, Margaret, a city councilwoman, are shot to death in their home. Their oldest daughter sets out on a decade-long quest to find her parents' killer.
Phantom Killer of the Opera
5. Phantom Killer of the Opera
November 13, 2017
When 31-year-old violinist Helen Mintiks goes missing during a performance at the Metropolitan Opera House, all of New York is terrified. Then her naked corpse is discovered in an airshaft at the Met.
The Copycat Killer
4. The Copycat Killer
November 6, 2017
When rising star Rebecca Schaeffer is gunned down in her doorway, Hollywood panics. A killer is on the loose, and no one knows who murdered the beloved young actress. Detectives investigate - wondering if they have a copycat killer in their midst.
Friday the 13th
3. Friday the 13th
October 30, 2017
In Wylie, Texas, young teacher Betty Gore is hacked to death on Friday the 13th, causing investigators to wonder whether a copycat killer is trying to create his own real-life "slasher'' film.
The Libertyville Horror
2. The Libertyville Horror
October 23, 2017
Libertyville, Illinois is the kind of place where families go to live out the American Dream. When one of the town's wealthiest couples is gunned down in their bed, the community is shocked. Was it a robbery - or was this family harboring dark secrets?
The Newlywed Murder
1. The Newlywed Murder
October 16, 2017
When Long Island newlywed Lisa Solomon disappears on Christmas Eve, family and friends search for her relentlessly. Did she leave her husband of two months in the middle of the night? Or is there something more sinister at play?
Description

This docuseries presents the 1980s as a decade full of evil psychopaths who made the world much more dangerous than it was in other eras. The series explores the sensational cases of murders that made headlines, serial killers that terrorized the nation, and other unseemliness.

The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on November 14, 2016.

Where to Watch The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade

The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Investigation Discovery, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    November 14, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (149)