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It was a long time coming, but the highly anticipated "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer" is finally set to be released in theaters on Oct. 12.

The film is the shocking true story of the investigation and trial of Dr Kermit Gosnell - his 30 year killing spree and the political and media establishment that tried to cover it up. Who can the investigators really trust when a routine drugs investigation uncovers a scandal that goes all the way to the top?

Gosnell and various co-defendant employees were charged with eight counts of murder, along with many other federal and misdemeanor crimes in 2011.  In May 2013, Gosnell was convicted of first degree murder in the deaths of three of the babies and involuntary manslaughter in the death of Karnamaya Mongar.

The movie, which was announced in 2014, and began filming in Dec. 2015,  looks like a world-class effort:

The New York Times best-selling book Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer written by conservative husband and wife team Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer.

 The book became especially controversial when The New York Times initially refused to feature it on its bestsellers list despite sales figures that revealed it should be on the list.

The New York Times admitted they adjust the list as an "editorial decision".

McElhinney and McAleer also produced the movie, along with Magdalena Segieda and John Sullivan. The director is actor Nick Searcy, who also plays a part in the movie.

The cast also includes Dean Cain, Janine Turner, and Michael Beach, among others.

A note on the movie's website says that it was one of the most successfully crowdfunded films in history.

Almost 30,000 people donated over $2.3m in 45 days. When it ended it was the most successful crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo website. We want to thank all of our funders who helped make this project such a success. We literally could not have done it without you. This is your movie.

It goes without saying that half the country won't even consider seeing the Gosnell movie, it will get panned by the critics, it will be ignored by the media, and it will not win any awards.

Because it tells a story of such monstrous depravity, it repulses all of us -- especially those who know it was allowed to go on for decades because of their ideological brethren.