[TV] Fan-Made Video Promo For A&E’s “Bates Motel” All Stitched Up

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It looked as if A&E was pulling an “American Horror Story” by getting an early jump on promoting the second season of “Bates Motel,” which returns in 2014. Instead, a fan made a really sweet promo video that gets all stitched up showing (presumably) Freddie Highmore, as Norman Bates, getting his new hobby off the ground full steam.

A modern re-imagining and prequel to the movie Psycho (1960), “this story begins with the earlier years of a teenage Norman Bates and his mother Norma who live in an old house overlooking the adjoining motel which they are renovating. The house and hotel both come with secrets of their own as does the new town which the Bates’ now call home.

Vera Farmiga reprises her role of Norma Bates alongside newcomers Kathleen Robertson, Paloma Kwiatkowski and Michael Vartan.

  • djblack1313

    interesting. i admit i don’t know all the lore about Norman Bates but this promo seems more Texas Chainsaw Massacre-ish than Bates. IMO. but it’s still decent.

    • This-is-Beetle

      Both Norman Bates and Leatherface (among many others) were based off the notorious serial killer Ed Gein.