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Lost Piece of Psycho History Now Available Through Universal Mod Vault Series

Before "Bates Motel" opened up its doors on A&E, there was another television pilot of the same name that continued the Psycho legacy in an altogether different direction. That's right, kids, the failed 1987 pilot "Bates Motel" is now available on DVD!

Through the magic of Universal's Vault Series, you can order yourself a copy on DVD-r! Note that not all players will play these manufactured-on-demand discs so make sure that yours does before purchasing!

Now then... what the hell is this, you ask? I'll let our resident Psycho junkie, Jinx, take it from here with an excerpt from his 5-part series, Psycho Path: Tracing Norman Bates' Twisted Trail Through Page and Screen.

Bud Cort, Lori Petty, and Moses Gunn star in Richard Rothstein's 90-minute pilot. Let your curiosity get the better of you and order one below. It'll look great right next to your Psycho IV: The Beginning DVD!
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Psycho Path: Tracing Norman Bates' Twisted Trail Through Page and Screen Part 4

Welcome to the fourth installment of Psycho Path, a look at fictional madman Norman Bates from the Psycho franchise.

Intended to run in five parts, Psycho Path will focus on each of Norman’s adventures – in novels, films, and television series – while examining each incarnation of the character and the differences amongst them.

Check out past installments of Psycho Path: Tracing Norman Bates' Twisted Trail Through Page and Screen here

Part IV: Endings

"There are times I wonder if all of what passes for sanity isn’t just a form of remission from our own natural state. What was it Norman Bates used to say? Something like 'everybody goes a little crazy at times.'"

In 1990, nine years after his last Psycho novel, novelist Robert Bloch returned to the world of Norman Bates for the third and final time with Psycho House - a tense thriller that finds good old-fashioned murder more popular than ever,
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Psycho Path: Tracing Norman Bates' Twisted Trail Through Page and Screen Part 3

Welcome to the third installment of Psycho Path, a look at fictional madman Norman Bates from the Psycho franchise.

Intended to run in five parts, Psycho Path will focus on each of Norman’s adventures – in novels, films, and television series – while examining each incarnation of the character and the differences amongst them.

Check out past installments of Psycho Path: Tracing Norman Bates' Twisted Trail Through Page and Screen here

Part III: Third Time’s the Charm

When we last left Norman Bates, he was either dead or insane, depending on which Psycho II you’d like to refer to (book or film, respectively). With the novel series keeping idle for nearly a decade between books (the third and final chapter of Bloch’s Psycho run wouldn’t appear until 1990), the only offerings fans could find in the wake of each Psycho II were another film sequel and a failed
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“Bates Motel” Teaser Art

“Bates Motel” Teaser Art
The first teaser art for A&E’s Psycho prequel for television, Bates Motel, has just surfaced online!

The series is officially described as follows:

Bates Motel” gives 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 love damaged Norman, helped forge the most well-known serial killing motel owner in history.

This actually isn’t the first time the Psycho series has been piloted for television. In 1987, a pilot of the same name was produced which later aired as a television movie before the release of Psycho IV. The Norman Bates character has a cameo appearance in the movie, played by Kurt Paul, who was Anthony Perkins’s stunt double on Psycho II and III.
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Exclusive: 10 Things We Know About the Psycho Prequel TV Pilot Bates Motel

A&E and Universal are at work to bring Norman Bates back to the screen, albeit on the small screen.  The former has ordered up a 10-episode run of Bates Motel, a new series that explores Norman Bates' life before Psycho.

This isn't the first time TV has taken a crack at Bates' legacy.  There was a television pilot from '87, starring Bud Cort, Lori Petty and Kurt Paul as Norman Bates, which was nixed rather fast.  And in 2007, Vertigo Entertainment Roy Lee and Doug Davison paired up with Lionsgate and Universal to bring Bates Motel to life.

Years later, showrunners Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) picked up the project and are now finally making it happen.  Recently, it was revealed Vera Farmiga was cast as Norma Bates, Norman's mother.  While we await word as to who is playing Norman himself, let us share with you
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Psycho IV Alumni Join The Psycho Legacy Documentary!

Despite recently completing the first rough cut of the independently produced documentary project The Psycho Legacy, the crew here at Icons are still finding more Psycho movie alumni and incorporating them into the film. The 2 latest additions are the ones we're most excited about. We're proud to announce that both Henry Thomas and Olivia Hussey have both been interviewed for The Psycho Legacy doc! Both actors portrayed Norman Bates and Mrs. Bates (respectively) in Psycho IV: The Beginning. Check out pics of them with Psycho Legacy director Robg. (yours truly) below!

Since the project is an independent production, cable and DVD dates are still being ironed out, but we'll keep you posted as soon as we have solid dates locked!

Don't forget to check out the trailer to the Icons produced documentary project The Psycho Legacy right Here! You can also check out 12 minutes of footage from The Psycho Legacy
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The Psycho Movies Website Relaunches!

After slight technical issues, The Psycho Movies.com website is officially back up and running! New to the site is Part 2 of their podcast interview with Psycho 2 writer Tom Holland. Other podcast's include Julie Fletcher and yours truly, Robg. Upcoming additions will include Mick Garris, Lee Garlington, Andrew London and Jennifer Polito. There's also tons of rare photographs & info about all the Psycho films, so check it out asap at http://www.thepsychomovies.com.

Also, The Psycho Movies is now on Twitter! So get your Psycho fix via: http://twitter.com/psychomovies

Don't forget to check out the trailer to the Icons produced documentary project The Psycho Legacy right Here! You can also check out 12 minutes of footage from The Psycho Legacy at our previous news post Here! Screen grabs of the rare Anthony Perkins footage Here! And an extensive interview about the project Here!

Visit: WWW.Myspace.Com/Thepsycholegacy and Thepsycholegacy.
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New Trailer Released for 'Psycho' Doc

The makers of what looks to be be a fascinating independent retrospective documentary about the Psycho films and their spin-offs, The Psycho Legacy, have released a new trailer. It comes ahead of a possible release of the film later this year. It can be viewed by clicking on the Trailer tab above.

The original Psycho will be 50 years old next year. It was directed by Alfred Hitchcock from a script by Joseph Stefano based on the novel by Robert Bloch. The film helped to make a star of Anthony Perkins, who played the murderous Norman Bates. Psycho became notorious for a scene in which the character of Marion Crane (played by Janet Leigh) is knifed in the shower. It is also remembered for the iconic image of the Bates Motel.

Psycho spawned two theatrical sequels, Psycho II in 1983 and Psycho III in 1986, as well as a fourth made-for-television prequel, Psycho IV: The Beginning
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The Psycho Legacy Trailer!

Below you'll find the teaser trailer to the eagerly awaited documentary The Psycho Legacy, celebrating 50 years of Psycho, starting with Alfred Hitchcock's legendary 1960 film and exploring the 3 sequels and beyond! Featuring dozens of brand new interviews with Psycho series alumni, rare candid photographs and never-before-seen interview footage with Norman Bates himself, Anthony Perkins. The eventual DVD release will be loaded with enough bonus features to make you go a little mad!

Directed by Icons Of Fright's Robert Galluzzo & edited by Jon Maus, the Psycho documentary should air on television in October 2008 with a DVD release tentatively scheduled for early next year to coincide with the 50th anniversary!

You can check out 12 minutes of footage from The Psycho Legacy at our previous news post Here! Screen grabs of the rare Anthony Perkins footage Here! And an extensive interview about the project Here!

Visit: WWW.Myspace.Com/Thepsycholegacy and Thepsycholegacy.Com
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New Extensive Psycho Legacy Interview On RetroSlashers.net!

For the last 2 years, Icons Of Fright has been producing an extensive documentary on the entire Psycho franchise titled The Psycho Legacy! You can check out 12 minutes of footage from the doc right down below:

The Psycho Legacy - 12 Minute Promotional Footage

An extensive interview with Psycho Legacy director/producer Rob Galluzzo (yours truly) just went up over on the Retroslashers.net website. It's one of the more lengthy & candid chats about the documentary, so have a look by clicking the following link!

http://retroslashers.net/blog/exclusive-interview-with-psycho-legacy-director-robert-galluzzo/

Here's the introduction by site webmaster John Klyza:

"Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho can be considered prime among the progenitors of the slasher genre. Many talk about its impact on the film world, but few pay attention to the second, third and forth chapters which each brought something unique to the compellingly tragic story of Norman Bates. Enter director Robert Galluzzo who has
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Rare Anthony Perkins Footage Uncovered For The Psycho Legacy Documentary!

Good news for Psycho fans! Icons Of Fright has been diligently working on an all-encompassing Psycho documentary )titled The Psycho Legacy) chronicling the making-of and influence of All the Psycho franchise films. Along the way, we've shot new interviews with Psycho II writer Tom Holland, Psycho IV: The Beginning director Mick Garris, Psycho III's Jeff Fahey, Juliette Cummins, Katt Shea, Kurt Paul, Donovan Scott, Lee Garlington and many, many more.

Now, thanks to Fright friend and Psycho collector Guy Thorpe, The Psycho Legacy doc will feature the one and only Norman Bates himself, Mister Anthony Perkins. We've uncovered some rare never-before-seen footage of Mister Perkins in one of his only convention appearances dating back to 1988. Over the course of the video's hour long duration, Perkins talks about working on all the Psycho films, as well as other movies from his career such as Friendly Persuasion, Pretty Poison, Winter Kills,
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A Look Back At Icons Of Fright In 2008!

With this year almost completely behind us, we wanted to take a look back at 2008 and all the content we were fortunate enough to share with you wonderful fiends! Below you'll find links to every interview, convention report, commentary & Top 10 list we put together in 2008! It was quite a year! And as always, we have You to thank for your continued support! Here's until 2009!

Icons Of Fright’S Best (And Worst) Horror Movies Of 2008!!!

January’S Fright Exclusive Interviews:

Charlie Benante! (Drummer Of Anthrax! Jaws: The Shark Is Still Working!)

The Cast Of The Signal! (Anessa Ramsey & Justin Welborn!)

February’S Fright Exclusive Interviews:

Dick Durock! (Swamp Thing!)

Zachary Levi! (Spiral, TV’s Chuck!)

Aj Bowen! (The Signal! Creepshow 3!)

March 2008 Edition Of Icons Of Fright!!!

Neil Marshall - Writer/Director Of Doomsday, The Descent & Dog Soldiers!

Keith Gordon - Actor In John Carpenter’S Christine, Dressed To Kill, Jaws 2,
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Fright Exclusive - Psycho Reunion Panel!

Just added! The complete transcription of the first ever Psycho franchise reunion panel! On April 25th, 2008, Icons own Robg. debuted 12 minutes of footage from The Psycho Legacy documentary and followed it by moderating the first ever Psycho franchise reunion panel. Guest included Hilton Green (Psycho), Tom Holland, Chris Hendrie, Andrew London, Lee Garlington (Psycho II), Kurt Paul, Juliette Cummins, Donovan Scott, Katt Shea (Psycho III), Mick & Cynthia Garris (Psycho IV). At the frame below is the footage that screened, followed by a complete transcript of the now legendary panel. Read on Fright fans! You're in for a treat that even "mother" would approve of! Click the frame to read it now!

 
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12 Minutes of 'The Psycho Legacy' Documentary

I'm a pretty big fan of documentaries as not only do they bring back some incredible memories, but they provide new information for the die hard fan or people looking to learn more about the topic at hand. For the past year, Robert Galluzzo - who runs horror website Icons Of Fright - has been producing an extensive documentary on the Psycho franchise titled The Psycho Legacy. Today the site hosts 12 minutes of footage, which covers all four Psycho films and features Psycho alumni Hilton Green, Tom Holland, Andrew London, Jeff Fahey, Lee Garlington, Katt Shea, Donovan Scott, Kurt Paul, as well as filmmakers Adam Green, Dave Parker, Joe Lynch and many, many more. Read on to watch it or click the link below. Watch for more as it comes in.
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