9 episodes

A woman reinvestigates the murders that defined her high school years in the 1980s, murders that appear to be happening all over again with a new round of unexplainable, bizarre, and violent deaths. Is it just a stroke of bad luck for this charming small town, or is it a dark curse that refuses to be buried? Inspired by a true story where the coming-of-age drama of John Hughes movies meets the nostalgia-laced chills of Stranger Things. This is THE MURDER YEARS.

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    • True Crime
    • 3.4 • 104 Ratings

A woman reinvestigates the murders that defined her high school years in the 1980s, murders that appear to be happening all over again with a new round of unexplainable, bizarre, and violent deaths. Is it just a stroke of bad luck for this charming small town, or is it a dark curse that refuses to be buried? Inspired by a true story where the coming-of-age drama of John Hughes movies meets the nostalgia-laced chills of Stranger Things. This is THE MURDER YEARS.

    The Murder Years: Ep. 8 - The Curse

    The Murder Years: Ep. 8 - The Curse

    It’s been 30 years since Nancy Clark and her friends graduated from high school leaving behind a legacy of horror. It’s also been three decades of quiet in Mt. Pine. When they all return to say goodbye to Nancy’s mother, a fresh wave of violence starts again. Nancy and her friends start to question: are they the curse?
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    • 23 min
    The Murder Years: Ep. 7 - Lester

    The Murder Years: Ep. 7 - Lester

    Nancy Clark and her friends are celebrating their last weekend of summer before heading out to college when an escaped convict forces the town into full lockdown. It’s a “cat and mouse” game as he terrorizes his way from home to home. When police finally catch up with the murderer, they’re shocked to see the familiar face of an angry teenager they put away just two years earlier.
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    • 28 min
    The Murder Years: Ep. 6 - Mr. Billingsley

    The Murder Years: Ep. 6 - Mr. Billingsley

    The excitement of the Thanksgiving holidays is shattered when students find out their beloved history teacher is dead. Police discover Mark Billingsley’s murder was the result of a closely held secret that had recently been revealed. But six murders in three years has Nancy Clark doubling down on the theory that Mt. Pine is indeed cursed.
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    • 37 min
    The Murder Years: Ep. 5 - Victoria

    The Murder Years: Ep. 5 - Victoria

    When 13-year-old Victoria Brown is dragged from her bed in the middle of the night, beaten and strangled only 50 yards away, it has residents of Mt. Pine terrified inside their own homes. The search for Victoria’s killer reveals a revenge plot that leaves her mother guilt-ridden and Nancy Clark wondering if their small town is cursed.
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    • 34 min
    The Murder Years: Ep. 4 - Charlotte

    The Murder Years: Ep. 4 - Charlotte

    18-year-old Charlotte Murphy is four months pregnant when she’s shot to death in a store robbery gone bad. Was she in the wrong place at the wrong time? What Mt. Pine detectives discover is a complicated web of deceit and manipulation that crosses international borders and ultimately pits two young siblings against each other in the courtroom.
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    • 36 min
    The Murder Years: Ep. 3 - Daniel

    The Murder Years: Ep. 3 - Daniel

    The sleepy town of Mt. Pine is rocked by a third murder in less than a year. This time 22-year-old Daniel Walters is found stabbed to death in a bowling alley dumpster. The journey to find his killer will tear his family apart in ways no one could imagine. 
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

historyheather ,

Random

The podcast descriptions imply an overarching story of some sort, but so far it’s just a lot of random murders that are solved immediately. There is no sense of suspense or mystery or connection that something connects these murders or of an overarching explanation for why the town experienced this. Well-produced and decently acted (with some way overacting by some), but getting repetitive and boring at episode four.

Bigtim2002 ,

Great!!!!

This was great and if it was real let’s be thankful that it was solved… why do we want unsolved cases I rather know it that it can be done but this was a great story though high school to adult hood keep it going!!

Blah-blah12345 ,

The Worst Scooby Doo Ever

Are you interested in a series of murders over decades that don’t have anything in common or a story that connects them all together? Then buckle yourself in for hours of wasted listening with this series. Each episode is marginally interesting but the series horribly fails to deliver on promise.

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