The 13th Floor

TV 

The Finale of BATES MOTEL: A Eulogy

***Spoiler Alert! Do not read this is you have not watched the series finale of BATES MOTEL*** This is the third eulogy I’ve had to write for a genre show this season (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and GRIMM were before this). But this one is hard for me. I loved BATES MOTEL. Like everyone else, I wasn’t sure […]

Films 

CHARACTER SHOWDOWN – Can There Only Be One Norman Bates?

This “Character Showdown” almost doesn’t seem fair, but it does warrant a serious discussion. When you say Norman Bates, it’s impossible not to immediately think of Anthony Perkins. And for quite a while there, it seemed as if no one else could possibly touch the role of Norman Bates without stepping on his toes. After […]