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The Exploitation Of Anthony Perkins’ PSYCHO Connection

In today’s modern age of moviemaking and celebrities, it doesn’t seem that typecasting is as big a worry for actors the way it used to be. Sure, if you’re someone like Elijah Wood, it’s fair to assume that someone on the street would probably recognize you as Frodo from the LORD OF THE RINGS movies since, […]

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The Return Of Robert Bloch’s Norman Bates In PSYCHO: SANITARIUM!

Because of his incredible, indelible performance, it’s impossible to not immediately think of the visage of Anthony Perkins when you hear the name Norman Bates. Even Freddie Highmore’s casting on A & E’s hit series BATES MOTEL was intended to evoke the appearance of the famed actor that originated the role. But for those fellow […]

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Even Horror Film Locations Can Get Bad YELP Reviews!

Often in horror it’s hard to understand how a certain place can stay in business for so long. One would think establishments that prey on vulnerable guests or hotels that are ridiculously haunted would be hard pressed to find patrons. But, business is always booming in the horror genre because if it wasn’t, we wouldn’t […]

TV 

When Will The Inevitable Happen On BATES MOTEL?

Warning: Spoilers regarding both BATES MOTEL and the PSYCHO series follow. Holy smokes! A&E’s BATES MOTEL is only 2 episodes into their 4th season and it’s been off to a (pun intended) killer start! Despite being well versed in the previous incarnations of Norman Bates’ story through either the PSYCHO films or the Robert Bloch […]

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Freddie Highmore As Norman Bates Deserves All The #RESPECT In the World

Sometimes, there are characters in genre pictures (or in TV!) that are so darned righteous and awesome, you can’t stop thinking about them or their amazing feats long after the movie (or show) is over. This column is dedicated to those bad-asses that keep us coming back for more. And it’s about time that we […]

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Did You Catch This PSYCHO Easter Egg In The BATES MOTEL Season 4 Premiere?

Last night, A&E kicked off the 4th season of their hit series BATES MOTEL and wasted no time in getting straight to the shocks. At the top of the episode titled “A Danger To Himself and Others,” Norman (Freddie Highmore) is found wandering a field, talking to himself and then gets knocked out and dragged […]

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Maul in the Family: Hitchcock’s PSYCHO vs. Castle’s HOMICIDAL! (Part 2)

If you missed Part 1 yesterday, be sure to check it out here! When PSYCHO became a runaway success, keeping an eye on the grosses was Alfred Hitchcock’s erstwhile rival, William Castle. Knowing what Hitch had wrought, Castle was determined to beat him at his own game. Castle, who had dropped out of school to […]

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Maul in the Family: Hitchcock’s PSYCHO vs. Castle’s HOMICIDAL! (Part 1)

When Alfred Hitchcock stole a page from William Castle’s gimmicky playbook, Castle out psycho-ed PSYCHO with his very own HOMICIDAL. Break out the candy corn… things are about to get murderlicious! Following the disastrous response to Alfred Hitchcock’s personal masterpiece of sexual obsession VERTIGO, the Master of Suspense was on the ropes — both personally […]

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Rob G’s Horror Pick Of The Week – PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING

I’ve had Norman Bates on the brain a lot lately. For starters, the latest season of A&E’s BATES MOTEL is slated to return on March 7th! And second, a glorious thing happened earlier this month. Australian based DVD distributor MADMAN along with Via Vision Entertainment released an 8 disc box set for the PSYCHO franchise. […]

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“Master of Horror” Stuart Gordon Almost Directed A PSYCHO Sequel?

As die-hard horror fans, we’re always searching for every little detail we can find regarding all of our favorite franchises. It’s part of the reason fan-made documentaries paying tribute to specific movie series have been so popular this last decade. Everything from HALLOWEEN: 25 YEARS OF TERROR to NEVER SLEEP AGAIN to CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES […]

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Check Out This MOTLEY CRUE / Norman Bates Mash-Up!

I love Norman Bates. And I love the PSYCHO franchise. And I also love music. Most people are aware of my love of PSYCHO, since I made a documentary honoring the franchise about 5 years back. And so anytime someone comes across (or even makes themselves) something cool and PSYCHO related, I usually find it in my […]