Interview by Paul Salfen
“Episode One” – September 17th at 10p.m. ET/PT
In the premiere of Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein, we delve into the haunting origins of the infamous grave robber and serial killer who inspired countless classic horror films. Discover the chilling events that led to his notoriety as we explore his troubled upbringing, the twisted relationship with his mother that fueled his homicidal tendencies, and the early grave-robbing escapades that foreshadowed the heinous murders to come.
MGM+ original docuseries, Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein, directed and executive produced by James Buddy Day (Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror, 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 Chainsaw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs.
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.
Jill Latiano Howerton and Josh Kunau also serve as executive producers for Roots Productions. Amazon & MGM Studios Distribution will distribute the series internationally.