Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein docuseries comes to MGM+ in September

MGM+ will begin airing the four-episode true crime docuseries Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein this September

MGM+ has announced that they have acquired the four-episode true crime docuseries Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein, with the plan being to start airing the show sometime in September. Just in time for the spooky season. The name Ed Gein will probably be familiar to genre fans, as not only have there been multiple movies about his crimes that had his name in the title, but Gein also served as inspiration for the characters of Norman Bates in Psycho, Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ezra Cobb in Deranged, and Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs.

Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein is coming our way from director and executive producer James Buddy Day, who has previously worked on Fall River and Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror. Here’s the synopsis: For years, filmmakers, journalists, and scholars have tried to unravel the mind of this notorious killer, and with new reveals and never-before-heard recordings, viewers will be transported to late-1950s Middle America and submerged in Gein’s perverse mind. The series explores Gein’s upbringing and twisted relationship with his mother (which famously inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho), his early grave robbing, the murders leading up to his arrest, and the police’s discovery of his terrifying house of horrors—all accompanied by the brand-new revelations revealed in the recordings.

A press release notes that Gein was also known as the Plainfield Ghoul and the Mad Butcher.

Michael Wright, the head of MGM+, provided the following statement: “This gripping and disturbing docuseries shines a light on an infamous chapter in our true-crime history. Psycho takes an in-depth look at not only the life of one of the most notorious serial killers of our time, but also explores the impact his crimes had on both the victims and our culture.

Jill Latiano Howerton and Josh Kunau of Roots Productions are also executive producers on Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein. Amazon and MGM Studios Distribution are handling the international distribution of the docuseries.

I have been fascinated by the story of Ed Gein for decades, so I’ll probably be watching this documentary series.

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