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SHOCK DOCS – ED GEIN: THE REAL PSYCHO

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SHOCK DOCS – ED GEIN: THE REAL PSYCHO

The iconic psychopaths featured in “Silence of the Lambs,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Psycho” were not just fictious villains, they were inspired by a real-life personification of evil – Ed Gein, a convicted murderer and a grave robber who had a malicious obsession with human flesh. The new Shock Docs special, ED GEIN: THE REAL PSYCHO, chronicles the horrific crimes of the heinous killer. Documentary film producer and paranormal investigator Steve Shippy and world-renowned psychic medium Cindy Kaza travel to Gein’s hometown in Plainfield, Wisconsin, to conduct investigations of the most haunted locations connected to Gein. For the first time in history, cameras are allowed 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. Making contact with the world of the dead, they 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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