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Happy Horror Mother’s Day!

This Sunday is the day that we celebrate moms; the women who, day after day, deal with our bullshit. For some of us, our moms worked day and night to keep us in clothes and food. For others she made countless breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. My mom bought me an art desk when I was […]

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5 Best Additions That BATES MOTEL Made To The PSYCHO Mythos!

What’s been fun about BATES MOTEL for me as a life-long PSYCHO fan is trying to guess how and when certain threads from the original mythos will present themselves. Pretty much since the very beginning, we knew this modern remake of the story of Norman Bates and his Mother would eventually loop into the events […]

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From BATES MOTEL To PSYCHO: The Sad Existence Of Norman Bates

Although considered a disappointment upon its initial release, both critically and commercially, I look back on 1986’s PSYCHO III in retrospect as the linchpin of the entire franchise. Helmed by Norman Bates himself Anthony Perkins, the sequel picked up immediately following the events in PSYCHO II, but did something that the franchise hadn’t really ever attempted before […]

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Marion Checks Into The BATES MOTEL In This New Final Season Trailer!

Wow. This really is the end! Our friends over at Entertainment Weekly just debuted the new trailer, along with some images of Rihanna as Marion Crane for the 5th and final season on A&E’s BATES MOTEL! The show has been a loose adaptation/prequel to Robert Bloch’s original novel, which in turn was turned into the […]

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The Other PSYCHO? Will The Real Norman Bates Please Stand Up?

Did you know there was another inspiration for Robert Bloch’s famed PSYCHO killer Norman Bates? While Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein gets the lion’s share of real-life inspiration for the fictional slay-crazed mamma’s boy, Bloch fully admits he wasn’t aware of the full details of Gein’s murderous intent until years later. At the heart of […]

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Here’s What We Hope We’ll See Of PSYCHO In BATES MOTELS’ Final Season

Like a lot of you devoted fans out there that have been watching A&E’s BATES MOTEL since the beginning, I was pretty blown away by the shocking 4th season; arguably the series best thus far. And while we now have a long wait until BATES MOTEL resumes new episodes for its 5th and final season […]

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Long-Lost Vintage Video – Behind The Scenes of PSYCHO II!

If you’re still in mourning from the conclusion of A&E’s 4th season of BATES MOTEL, hopefully you’ve been finding solace by revisiting the original Anthony Perkins fronted movies? Or maybe you’re already a die-hard PSYCHO fan and know & love the original Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece and it’s sequels. Either way, when it comes to the […]

TV 

BATES MOTEL’s Sheriff Romero Deserves All Our #RESPECT And Then Some!

Sometimes, there are characters in genre pictures and television shows that are so darned righteous and awesome, you can’t stop thinking about them or their amazing feats long after it’s over. This column is dedicated to those cinematic bad-asses of both the big-screen and small-screen that keep us coming back for more. And after 4 […]

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Let’s Talk About That BATES MOTEL Season 4 Finale…

Last night, A&E wrapped up the 4th season of their hit series BATES MOTEL in surprising and shocking fashion. Knowing that next year’s 5th season is intended to be its last makes sense considering how everything transpired and fell into place by this season’s conclusion. But since it was such a drastic departure from what […]

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5 Cringe-Worthy BATES MOTEL Moments

The fourth season of A&E’s BATES MOTEL is in full swing, and Norman Bates is well on his way to becoming the psycho who we all know and love. While the relationship between Norman and Norma has become increasingly strained over the course of the season, it’s a far cry from the very close bond […]

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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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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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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 […]