True stories of murder and mayhem morph into urban legends like the boogeyman or the monster under the bed – haunting our childhoods and scaring us throughout our lives. Investigation Discovery’s (ID) upcoming series TRUE NIGHTMARES brings to life the true stories that spawned these hair-raising tales, proving once again that truth will always be scarier than fiction. Performer Todd Robbins, best known for his fascination with eccentric and arcane forms of entertainment, brings his shadowy and sardonic self to deliver six spine-tingling episodes, revealing that sometimes, our fears aren’t mere figments of our imagination after all. Acting as an on-screen narrator, Robbins appears in and out of scenes, using his ominous tone and eerie charisma to masterfully weave together three stories each hour, playfully hinting that there is always more to the story to reveal.
Police investigate the real secret to Crime Scene Live’s huge success; Detectives are trying to determine if there’s a link between three seemingly unrelated crime victims; A town is divided over the belief that a ghost is haunting local women.
Nancy Bowen never gets the opportunity to say goodbye to her husband before he suddenly dies; Workers at a laboratory are falling ill with strange symptoms attributed to a nasty bug; Mike Malloy miraculously survives two near-death experiences.
After trick or treating with his family on Halloween night, a boy is rushed to the hospital and dies from unknown causes; A woman goes missing a few months after her wedding; A beloved singer in a church choir that was befallen with terminal cancer.
The mysterious circumstances surrounding an accidental death leads to the arrest of a likely suspect; An entrepreneur with a unique invention is killed in a deadly explosion; A man is found lying behind the bar that he tended for several years.