Right Now in Happy Face

Melissa was 15 years old when she found out her father was a serial killer, and the news couldn’t have arrived at a worse time: she just found out she was pregnant. Melissa confronts her high school boyfriend to get a better grasp on the time.

Episode 3: Keith

Melissa’s mother believes Keith wasn’t born a psychopath, but that he was raised to be that way by his father, Les. 

Episode 2: Disruption

For years, Melissa believed her mother held much of the blame for tearing their family apart, but soon comes to understand that her father was never really a hero. 

Episode 1: Childhood

Sometimes it's hardest for the people who are closest to see the obvious clues. Melissa Moore reckons with the reality of her childhood and growing up with a serial killer for a dad.

For Melissa Moore, 1995 was a nightmare. That’s the year the teenager learned her father, Keith Hunter Jesperson, was a serial killer. It’s also the year Melissa Moore’s doubt spiral began: When you look like your father, and you share his intelligence and charisma, how do you know you’re not a psychopath, too? Happy Face is the story of Keith Hunter Jesperson, his brutal crimes, and the cat and mouse game he played with detectives and the media. But it’s also the story of the horrific legacy he gifted his children. Join Melissa Moore as she investigates her father’s crimes, reckons with the past, and wades through her darkest fears as she hunts for a better future.

The Letter

"The letter, unsigned and written on pale blue paper, has a Happy Face at the top of the first page -- two tiny circles for eyes, an upturned sliver of a moon for a mouth: Have a nice daaay."

The Visitor

"Were you ever afraid of him?"

Ghost Story

"I felt like I wasn't alone...that I was being watched in every room."