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American Monster

American Monster

  • Premiered: 
    June 1, 2016
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  • Network: ID
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Docudrama
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Crime
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Plot Synopsis

Using re-creations, interviews with neighbors and loved ones, and never-before-seen footage of American killers -- from home movie shots of them playing with their kids to musical performances at high school and from the church cook-out to the wedding video -- AMERICAN MONSTER interweaves twisting-turning stories of astonishing crimes, with 'behind-the-scenes' footage of killers at their seemingly most innocent. Each one-hour episode features a different case, including the series premiere, which focuses on Max and Janeene Jones, who appeared to have the perfect marriage in public, but an undercover police investigation revealed their marriage may not have been what it seemed.

Season 2 of AMERICAN MONSTER premiered on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. In the season opener, "The Green Monster," in rural Ohio, an intruder brutally guns down Jack and Linda Myers in their sleep. The only witness is their sleepy 4-year-old grandson. But their extensive home movies -- aired here for the first time -- may have captured a monster lurking in their midst.

On Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT, Investigation Discovery premiered the third season of AMERICAN MONSTER. The season opener, "The Frame Job," starts in suburban California, where an intruder brutally attacks and kills Joan Dawley. As the Dawley family grieves, it's up LAPD detectives to crack the case. Secret home movies uncover a shocking tale of deceit, and a monster lurking behind the scenes.
On Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT, Investigation Discovery premiered "Too Good to Be True," the Season 4 finale of AMERICAN MONSTER. When attractive teacher Amanda Schmitt marries respected John Grazioli, home video captures their wedding. But just 6 months later, police respond to a 911 call and make a shocking discovery that unmasks the double life of a cold-hearted killer.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Arrow Media