New Show Alert: Bates Motel

It's been a few decades since the original Psycho aired in theaters. You'd think it be safe to take a shower without an overwhelming sense of fear by now, right?


Welcome to Bates Motel, the thrilling new series from A&E. Just looking at the poster makes us feel weird, and trust us, it's not the good kind of weird.

Creepy? Yeah, we'd say so...

Creepy? Yeah, we'd say so...

Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's genre-defining film, Psycho, "Bates Motel" is a contemporary exploration of the early years of Norman Bates' less than normal relationship mommy dearest, Norma, and the world they inhabit.

If you tune in, you'll have access to the duo's dark, twisted back story and learn firsthand how Norma helped forge the most famous serial killer of them all. Feel like getting an early case of the creeps? We've got the trailer for you here!

We're big fans of TV shows that really allow users to engage with the environment of the show, going beyond just watching, and Bates Motel is already doing that. You don't have to wait till March 18th, you can check into the motel and do some exploring right now.

If you're not chicken, that is.