This is a nightmare in real life.

A St. Louis woman discovered more than she ever wanted to know about the home she was renting -- while she was watching TV.

Catrina McGhaw signed a rental lease in March and said she had no idea about the home’s dark past. A family member told her to check out a cold case documentary on the A&E network about serial killers.

It was then she realized she was living in the same house that alleged serial killer Maury Travis used as a torture chamber more than a decade ago. The landlord even gave her the same dining room table that was documented in the crime scene photos.

When she called the landlord, who is the serial killer's mother, she was less than sympathetic.