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Help Save the Original ‘Psycho’ House, Bates Motel!

With the success of A&E’s “Bates Motel,” you’d think Universal Studios Hollywood would be pimping one of their star attractions – the original Bates Motel and Norman’s infamous house from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 Psycho.

Now, usually I don’t get behind petitions as I don’t believe they work, but there’s no reason that Universal Studios can’t point a finger and throw few bucks behind the restoration and preservation of said landmarks. Frankly, I think just the notion of them reading about the concept is enough to get them to do it – it’s not as if fans are asking for the world.

So, I’m hoping to use our power as the largest horror website on the Web to bring some attention to the cause, and have you guys sign this petition to tell Universal we want to save the Psycho sets for future generations!



  • Evil_Flip

    I though Angela Lansbury repainted it?!

  • Voorhees83

    How do you know it doesn’t get preserved and restored is my question? Not sure you can pimp it out anymore then what it is. Are they talking about removing it or something?

    The Psycho house has been on the Universal lot since I was a kid and maybe long before and as far as I can tell, still seems to be standing strong.

  • mfcmk1

    Damn the title of this thread worried me… it sounded like they were GETTING RID of the house and motel. Are they not doing anything to help keep in restored? What’s going on??

  • STRIK9

    It should be turned into some kinda attraction or sumthin’. Like a tourist trap with a giftshop n shit. I’d stop and get a bates burger n shirt or some bullshit like that.

    • mfcmk1

      That’s a good idea.. how cool would it be if you could actually stay the night in cabin 1?! STRIK9, great user photo I haven’t seen Eaten Alive in a while, I think it’s time to give it another watch soon.

    • Voorhees83

      I like the idea of a gift shop or maybe just a damn inside tour.

      I don’t think anyone would be allowed to ever spend the night as long as it’s on the Universal lot unless you know someone or pay loads of cash.

  • TrackRecord162

    That a darn shame!

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