'Ed Gein: The Real Psycho': Air time, how to live stream, plot and all you need to know about Discovery+ documentary

Gein's crimes are about to be recounted as part of a two hour special on the network's streaming portal as part of the hit 'Shock Docs' franchise


                            'Ed Gein: The Real Psycho': Air time, how to live stream, plot and all you need to know about Discovery+ documentary
Footage with Ed Gein will be featured in the two-part documentary (Discovery+)
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The life and times of one of the most notorious real-life American serial killer will be on our screens with 'Ed Gein: The Real Psycho' on Discovery+. The two-part docuseries is about to chronicle the sinister crimes of the grave robber who went on to become the villainous muse and inspiration for some horror classics - from 'The Silence of the Lambs', 'Psycho', and even 'The Texas Chainsaw Masacre'.

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Gein's crimes will be recounted as part of a two-hour special on the network's streaming portal as part of the hit 'Shock Docs' franchise. Read on to find out all about it!

Air time

Dropping with both its parts on the same day, 'Ed Gein: The Real Psycho' premiers this April 9 on discovery+ plus and will be available for streaming from midnight 12:01 AM ET/PT.

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Where to watch

According to the official website, "Discovery+ features a partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon." This means cable users can tune into the platform starting March 30 to catch the documentary.

How to live stream

For those relying on streaming portals for the docuseries, Discovery+ is also available on platforms and devices from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung. Those with subscriptions to Discovery+ will be able to tune into these streaming portals to access the docuseries.

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Ed Gein's arrest (Discovery+)

Plot 

Here's what Discovery+ has released about the special's narrative outline: "Gein was a convicted murderer and a grave robber who had a malicious obsession with human flesh. The next installment of the hit Shock Docs franchise chronicles the horrific crimes of the heinous killer through an active paranormal investigation, archival media and cinematic recreations."

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The summary continues about how creators and paranormal investigators Steve Shippy and Cindy Kaza are among the first to be allowed to film "on the Gein property where the gruesome evidence was first discovered." Shippy and Kaza also meet up with local residents who provide insight on Gein and discover never-before-seen artifacts believed to be used by this malevolent monster on his helpless victims. With each investigation, the team reveals more evidence to determine what was behind his drive to kill.”

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What to expect

"The documentary will weave a paranormal angle while reviewing Ed Gein's crimes. The paranormal will meet the monstrous when Kaza, using her psychic abilities, holds and reads the history of a found object – the knife believed to be used on Gein’s victims. In each location, the team will make contact with the world of the dead and capture terrifying evidence of the supernatural as they seek to answer the ultimate questions: Is Plainfield haunted by Ed Gein, his mother and his victims? Does evil live on forever?

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“Tapping into the energy of Ed Gein as he was alive, and dead, will haunt me for the rest of my life,” said Kaza in a press release about the docuseries.

"You’d think that having 20 years of experience investigating the paranormal would have prepared me for taking on this case,” added the paranormal investigator Shippy. “No matter how much I had read about the man and his atrocities, I never expected to uncover what we did during our investigation."

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Ed Gein in the documentary (Discovery+)

Creators

Documentary film producer and paranormal investigator Steve Shippy decided to conduct investigations of the most haunted locations connected to the infamous killer and roped in world-renowned psychic medium Cindy Kaza to film in Gein’s hometown in Plainfield, Wisconsin. The dup conduct investigations of the most haunted locations connected to the infamous killer.

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Trailer

The chilling two-minute-long trailer shows Shippy discuss how people have, over the years, become 'fascinated' with the crimes of Gein, to the point of obsessing over the way this man tore the skin off of his victims' bodies among other horrid, blood-curdling things. Take a look at it right here:


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