Artwork for The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade on Investigation Discovery

The 80’s was known for big money, hair and attitude…but there was a hidden agenda that plagued the era.

Greed and ambition took over, and the United States was subject to the biggest crime wave ever recorded.

The upcoming series, The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade on Investigation Discovery (DStv channel 171) reveals the damning reality and darkest secrets of the 80’s US ‘blood era’. Fear and terror taunted most in the town of Wylie, Texas; young mother Betty Gore was gruesomely murdered with an axe, something straight out of a slasher film.

Meanwhile in Libertyville, Illinois, one of the richest couples is gunned down in their home, leaving everyone in the community dismayed and confused. This true-crime series reveals the violence of a time that was as rich with nostalgia as it was fraught with violence.

Catch The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade, on ID (DStv 171) from Friday, 9 March at 22:00 to find out the secrets that the 1980s holds.