MGM+ Trailer for ‘Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein’ Horror Series
by Alex Billington
August 22, 2023
“What did you intend to do with her body?” MGM+ has unveiled a first look trailer for their new doc series Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein, arriving for streaming in September. This isn’t our first look at the real serial killer Ed Gein, as many other films & docs & series have been made about it. Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein, directed / exec produced by James Buddy Day (“Fall River”), follows the horrifying grave robber and serial killer Ed Gein, otherwise known as “The Plainfield Ghoul” and “The Mad Butcher,” whose crimes inspired such iconic films as Psycho, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs. “This gripping and disturbing docu series shines a light on an infamous chapter in our true-crime history,” states MGM+. “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.” It looks extra uncomfortably eerie. They’re capitalizing on the true crime trend with this, but it still gives me the willies…
Here’s the first official trailer for MGM+’s doc series Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein, on YouTube:
For years, filmmakers, journalists, & scholars have tried to unravel the mind of this notorious killer, and with new reveals & never-before-heard recordings, viewers will journey back to late-1950s America and submerged in Gein’s perverse mind. The series explores Gein’s upbringing and twisted relationship with his mother (which famously inspired 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. Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein is docu series directed by producer / filmmaker James Buddy Day, director of many TV horror docs / series, including “The Shocking Truth”, “Sex, Lies & Murder”, Charles Manson: The Final Words, Manson: The Women, Catching a Serial Killer: Bruce McArthur, and the series “Fall River” recently. Made by Roots Productions. Executive produced by Joshua A. Kunau, Jill Latiano Howerton, and James Buddy Day. Amazon / MGM will debut the Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein doc streaming on MGM+ starting on September 17th, 2023 this fall.