Watch The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade

Add to Watchlist

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 Documentary & Biography series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on November 14, 2016. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.0.

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 Investigation Discovery Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, iTunes, Investigation Discovery online.

Monday 9:00 PM et/pt on Investigation Discovery
2 Seasons, 16 Episodes
November 14, 2016
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Patrick Gallagher
Watch Episodes

The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • The tale of a legal secretary whose fascination for her married boss results in his death.

  • Stockbroker Joe Pikul and his spouse, Diane, are living the high life, then Diane find out Joe's been posing a double life, and within days of the stock market drop on Black Monday in 1987, their marriage comes to a violent conclusion.

  • A whole family is wiped out in a mass killing, shocking a small town in Missouri; at first, the unlikely suspect is a 14-year-old boy, but reality turns out to be even more unexpected.

  • Fifteen-year-old cheerleader Kirsten Costas gets stabbed to death in a California suburb, and a teen girl is seen leaving the scene; as months go by without an arrest, the cops are stumped.

  • Teenager Jennifer Levin is discovered strangled to death in Central Park, and a prep school heartthrob, Robert Chambers, is put in jail for the crime; the press snatches Chambers' claim that Levin's death occurred during rough sex.

  • In Boston, Carol Stuart and her unborn baby are shot to death, while her husband, Charles, lives through the shooting to describe their black assailant and ignite racial tensions, then a witness steps forward with a tale that blows open the case.