New True Crime Documentary Series ‘Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein’ Gets First Poster & Trailer

Ed Gein, a notorious murderer and body snatcher, has served as the inspiration for numerous villains in horror films.

These include Buffalo Bill from The Silence of the Lambs, Norman Bates from Psycho, and Leatherface from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

The heinous crimes committed by Gein will be examined in-depth in the four-part true crime documentary series titled Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein, produced by MGM+.

The upcoming series, scheduled to debut on September 17th on MGM+, is being directed and executive produced by James Buddy Day, who has previously worked on Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror and Fall River. To get a glimpse into the upcoming four-episode series, you can watch the official trailer provided below.

The original docuseries produced by MGM+ delves into the chilling story of Ed Gein, who was infamously known as “The Plainfield Ghoul” and “The Mad Butcher” due to his gruesome history of grave robbing and serial killing.

In the past, numerous individuals such as filmmakers, journalists, and scientists have attempted to comprehend the mind of the infamous killer.

With never-before-seen footage and fresh revelations, viewers will be transported back to the late 1950s in Central America and fully immersed in In Gaine’s distorted psyche. The series explores Guyon’s childhood and his distorted relationship with his mother, which served as the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s renowned “Psycho.”

Also discussed are his early acts of grave robbery, the murders that led to his arrest, and the grotesque horror house where he was discovered by the police – all while incendiary footage reveals new information.

Roots Productions is helmed by Jill Latiano Howerton and Josh Kunau, who also hold the position of Executive Producers. The show will be available globally through Amazon and MGM Pictures Distribution.

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