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Two Teaser Trailers For A&E’s BATES MOTEL Show Bondage, Hanging


Two teaser trailers for ‘Bates Motel’, A&E’s prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’, have been released.  Remember that feeling you got when you saw ‘American Horror Story’ teasers for the first time?  Yeah, these clips are close.

Bates Motel 2013 Poster

I know that AHS and ‘Bates Motel’ are different, in the sense that one is supernatural, and the other–’Bates Motel’–doesn’t really have that supernatural element. Still, I couldn’t help but think of the more tame promos for ‘American Horror Story’ and ‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ when I saw the guy’s feet dangling and ablaze. Even if both shows are different, showrunners are obviously trying to appeal to the same interest in viewers: distinctly American horror or suspense content. I’m okay with that.

I’m not sure about Vera Farmiga‘s casting as Norma Bates. I just can’t imagine her going to the dark places Norma’s character obviously needs to go to make Norman turn into the “psycho” (pun intended) he eventually becomes. I could be proven wrong though. Check the teasers:

Synopsis for ‘Bates Motel’:

This film intends to give viewers an intimate understanding of how Norman Bates’ psyche developed from his childhood through his teen years. Fans will have access to the dark, twisted backstory and learn first hand how his mother, Norma, and her lover damaged Norman, helping forge the most well-known serial killing motel owner in history.

Are you feeling these teasers?  For more info on ‘Bates Motel’, stay tuned to Geek Mundo!

Image and Synopsis via IMDb