If you looked into the eyes of a killer, would you know? In American Monster, you find out. For the first time, viewers get closer than ever to some of America's most shocking and surprising crimes. Filled with never-before-seen footage of these devils in disguise, from home movie shots of them playing with their kids to musical performances at high school, from the church cook-out to the wedding video, American Monsterinterweaves twisting-turning stories of astonishing crimes, with 'behind-the-scenes' footage of killers at their seemingly most innocent.
In Ohio, Jack and Linda Myers are shot to death in their sleep, and the only eye witness is their sleepy 4-year-old grandson; now, family members speak about what happened that night and share home movies revealing a monster living in their midst.
The Yates family moves to Spokane, Wash., only to find it besieged by a serial killer who's targeting young women and confounding the police; now, the family's home videos provide a look at one of the most notorious killers in the United States.
In Anniston, Ala., the townspeople grieve after Frank Hilley is struck down by a mysterious sickness, then his daughter falls ill, and the family becomes suspicious; home movies tell a shocking tale of murder and reveal the identity of a monster.
As seen in home videos, the Snyders are thrilled when their 34-year-old son, Mike, finally starts a family with his sweetheart, then Mike vanishes after being diagnosed with a terrible illness, and his horrific fate comes to light only years later.
A typical American family isn’t exactly what it seems. In public Max & Janeene Jones appear to have the perfect marriage, but behind this happy image lies hidden truths. 20 years later, an undercover police investigation reveals an unexpected killer.
The story of Brian and Randi Trimble, whose marriage takes the ultimate hit after he and a coworker, Blaine Norris, partner on a low-budget horror movie.
The daughter of a notorious killer discusses her father.
The peaceful community of Hartford, Wis., is rocked when a teenager is found dead, the second victim in two days.
A glimpse inside the life of a monster who terrorized Phoenix in 2005. Included: how he managed to hide in plain sight.