Stories of people who have contracted and survived rare and deadly diseases, infections, or parasites.
Reviews

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON TV

Episodes

Seasons


Years



7   6   5   4   3   2   1   Unknown  
2016   2015   2014   2013   … See all »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

I Shouldn't Be Alive (TV Series 2005)
Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Re-enactments of real-life tales of human survival against the savage elements, dangerous climates and physical hazards.

Stars: Eric Meyers, Paul McGann, Greg Rasmussen
Untold Stories of the ER (TV Series 2004)
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Dramatizations of patients in life threatening moments while doctors do their best to help them in the E.R.

Stars: Jenne Kang, Linda America, Roy Vongtama
I (Almost) Got Away with It (TV Series 2010)
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Murders, drug dealers, bank robbers or jail escapees. The stories are different, but the motive is always the same: to stay out of prison. See what pushed these fugitives to their crimes, ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Ratner, Steve C. Porter, Thomas Dalby
Seconds from Disaster (TV Series 2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Accounts of famous technological disasters and their subsequent investigations.

Stars: Ashton Smith, Richard Vaughan, Richard Vaughn
1000 Ways to Die (2008–2012)
Documentary | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Several different deaths based on true stories.

Stars: Alisdair Simpson, Ron Perlman, Khyber Zaffarkhan
Dateline NBC (TV Series 1992)
Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Hosted by noted reporters Tom Brokaw and Jane Pauley, this program presents in-depth coverage of news stories in the tradition of 60 Minutes and 20/20. Rather than just reading news reports... See full summary »

Stars: Lester Holt, Ann Curry, Keith Morrison
Mystery Diagnosis (TV Series 2005)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Stars: Razor Rizzotti, Jack Donoghue, Robin Ellsworth
Sex Sent Me to the ER (TV Series 2013)
Documentary | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Couples, friends and ER doctors reminisce about hilariously horrifying injuries that stemmed from sexual escapades.

Stars: Michael Guirguis, Yvette Esmeralda paz Favela, Kara C. Roberts
Taboo (TV Series 2002)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Around the world there are people of different cultures who take actions and decisions that seem out of the ordinary to the average westerner. Considered taboo, these people and their stories are now being known.

Stars: Lance Lewman, Andres Williams, David McCallum
River Monsters (TV Series 2009)
Documentary | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Jeremy Wade searches the world for legendary and flesh-eating freshwater fish.

Stars: Jeremy Wade, Daniel Göz, Tim Mousseau
Science of Stupid (TV Series 2014)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Host Richard Hammond, from the hit series Top Gear, explains the science behind videos taken from the Internet.

Stars: Richard Hammond
The First 48 (TV Series 2004)
Crime | Mystery | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The series follows detectives during the hours immediately following a homicide.

Stars: Dion Graham, Caroline Mason, Dave Walker
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Dan Riskin ...
 Himself / ... (39 episodes, 2009-2016)
Edit

Storyline

Stories of people who have contracted and survived rare and deadly diseases, infections, or parasites.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

reenactment | health | parasite | See All (3) »

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Io e i miei parassiti  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.78 (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Like poking a dead body with a stick.
21 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw an advertisement/ commercial for this show the other day, and checked it out on my DVR today.

I expected there to be several cases of inner-body parasites. In that respect, the show delivered. My problem was that they seemed to make too big of a deal about the cases. So much so, that only 2-3 cases fit into an episode that has a running time of 60 min.

In my opinion I think the series does not seem to stress the science, or the way that the parasites work, which is what I was fascinated with.

Though it may sound cold, I didn't watch the show so I could see dramatizations of what the family was doing at the time, or how they felt.

If you are into Drama, with a gruesome touch, and you don't mind waiting for it, then this show is for you.

For me, I didn't like how it wraps you up in a Documentary Drama, then we are introduced to the gross part. I would have liked to see one or the other.

Actually, just the one.


10 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Most paranoia inducing show i've ever seen. alwaysirish-788-967085
Who does the new song for the show? "The monster in me..." sodagrrl
WTF Exorcisms on 'Monsters Inside Me'? kookaburra1701
Which do you think was the worst? Pyromania
Does anyone else find this show depressing at times? peggy714
Worms under skin moving through joints/ muscles tbonerules-67405
Discuss Monsters Inside Me (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page