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Bates Motel: A&E Showrunner Teases the Final Season, Series Ending

11 hours ago | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Most of us know the ending to Psycho, but how will Bates Motel end? Recently, showrunner Kerry Ehrin spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the final season of the A&E TV series.As reported earlier, the final season of the Psycho prequel will feature Rihanna as Marion Crane, the role made famous by Janet Leigh in the original Alfred Hitchcock film. The new season will also feature an episode written by star Freddie Highmore.Read More… »

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Bates Motel: What is it about and should you watch it?

20 February 2017 9:05 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Bates Motel Season 5 starts tonight on A&E — but if you’re not familiar with the series, what’s it all about, and is it worth watching? Bates Motel is a “contemporary prequel” to the iconic 1960 horror film Psycho, and follows its characters Norman Bates and his mother before Alfred Hitchcock’s film took place, but set in the modern day. In the Hitchcock movie, serial killer Norman — who also murdered his mother — pretends she is still alive, and recreates her as an alternative personality in his mind. Season 4 saw a young Norman kill his mother, while Season 5 starts two...read more »

- Julian Cheatle

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‘Bates Motel’ Review: Season 5 Does Right By Alfred Hitchcock By Ditching His Original Ending

20 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Bates Motel” could not exist without “Psycho,” but soon it could feel like the other way around. Part of the brilliance within Kerry Ehrin’s deep exploration of Alfred Hitchcock’s characters is how even in the modern day — and even while always promising an ending independent of the film’s narrative — it feels as though we’re being given crucial backstory to a character we only came to know as a pervert, murderer, and psychopath — in that order. Fifty-seven years later, “Bates Motel” is filling in the details by fleshing out Norman’s motivations, psychological state, and ultimate descent into madness.

[Editor’s Note: The below analysis contains spoilers for “Bates Motel” Season 4, but not the new season.]

The final season is steeped in more Hitchcockian lore than ever. There’s a subtle nod to the iconic shower scene in the first episode, when Norman mentions how he just finished installing new curtains. We get our first glimpse of Norma’s permanent residence, or at least »

- Ben Travers

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‘Bates Motel’ Review: Season 5 Does Right By Alfred Hitchcock By Ditching His Original Ending

20 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bates Motel” could not exist without “Psycho,” but soon it could feel like the other way around. Part of the brilliance within Kerry Ehrin’s deep exploration of Alfred Hitchcock’s characters is how even in the modern day — and even while always promising an ending independent of the film’s narrative — it feels as though we’re being given crucial backstory to a character we only came to know as a pervert, murderer, and psychopath — in that order. Fifty-seven years later, “Bates Motel” is filling in the details by fleshing out Norman’s motivations, psychological state, and ultimate descent into madness.

[Editor’s Note: The below analysis contains spoilers for “Bates Motel” Season 4, but not the new season.]

The final season is steeped in more Hitchcockian lore than ever. There’s a subtle nod to the iconic shower scene in the first episode, when Norman mentions how he just finished installing new curtains. We get our first glimpse of Norma’s permanent residence, or at least »

- Ben Travers

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‘Bates Motel’: Meet Four Real Norman Bates — Watch

17 February 2017 2:41 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The fifth and final season of “Bates Motel” is near, and to celebrate, A&E has shared a clever video titled “Meet the Real Norman Bates,” featuring four men whose real name is Norman Bates. “I’ve had this name for the last 76 years. It’s my name!” says one of the Norman Bates on the clip.

The four men share experiences to show what it’s like to live with the name Norman Bates. “If you go into a church, when the pastor calls you up, that looks crazy when you’re walking up to the front and every is looking at you like, ‘Norman Bates?!’ They’re in church, so they’re not gonna tell you what they’re thinking, but you know what they’re thinking,” says another Norman Bates.

Read More: Rihanna Debuts as Marion Crane inv‘Bates Motel’ Season 5 Trailer

The fictional Norman Bates is »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Bates Motel’: Meet Four Real Norman Bates — Watch

17 February 2017 2:41 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The fifth and final season of “Bates Motel” is near, and to celebrate, A&E has shared a clever video titled “Meet the Real Norman Bates,” featuring four men whose real name is Norman Bates. “I’ve had this name for the last 76 years. It’s my name!” says one of the Norman Bates on the clip.

The four men share experiences to show what it’s like to live with the name Norman Bates. “If you go into a church, when the pastor calls you up, that looks crazy when you’re walking up to the front and every is looking at you like, ‘Norman Bates?!’ They’re in church, so they’re not gonna tell you what they’re thinking, but you know what they’re thinking,” says another Norman Bates.

Read More: Rihanna Debuts as Marion Crane inv‘Bates Motel’ Season 5 Trailer

The fictional Norman Bates is »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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“Bates Motel”: Watch Norman Sneak a Peak at Rihanna’s Marion Crane

14 February 2017 11:46 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

A&E’s “Bates Motel” returns for its fifth and final season on February 20th. The biggest selling point is that R&B artist Rihanna will play the role of Marion Crane, the iconic guest that appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and didn’t exactly meet a happy ending. Crane was originally played by Janet Leigh, the mother of Jamie Lee Curtis. Now, she’s being teased in […] »

- Brad Miska

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Bates Motel Season 5 Review

14 February 2017 8:37 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two episodes were provided before broadcast.

In its fifth and final season, Psycho prequel series Bates Motel will finally catch up with the timeline of its cinematic precursor. What the show’s creators choose to keep or change from the original film looks to be half the fun of this season, making it especially exciting for fans of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 seminal masterpiece and grandfather of the slasher genre.

Last season’s shocking penultimate episode saw Norman Bate’s (Freddie Highmore) attempted murder-suicide result in the death of his mother (Vera Farmiga). If there was any question as to the presence of Norma Louise Bates going forward, those are answered quite emphatically during the opening moments. Jumping in time almost two years since the end of last season, we begin with Norman and Mother having breakfast together. The meeting clearly shows Norman is no longer himself but a combination of both mother and son. »

- Joseph Hernandez

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‘Halloween’/’It Follows’ Mash Up Video Shows the Rebirth of John Carpenter’s Style

13 February 2017 3:27 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Horror fans have had a lot to be happy about the past few years, with popular indie films like “The Babadook” and “The Witch” breathing new life into the genre. One recent movie in particular, “It Follows,” has been praised for its unique spin on the “stalker” film, but also for how well it channels the spirit of classic ’70s and ’80s horror films. This distinction has never been more apparent than in YouTuber Alessio Marinacci’s video highlighting the similarities of the 2014 film and horror master John Carpenter’s “Halloween.” You can check out the video here.

Read More: Horror’s Spooky Secret: Why Serious Scary Movies Like ‘The Witch’ Get No Respect

The video specifically pinpoints the atmosphere of both productions as being the strongest connective tissue of the beloved horror films, depicting the nightmarish suburban environment with similar visual styles. By juxtaposing footage from both films, fans »

- Michael Gonzalez

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Catalog From The Beyond: Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope (1948)

1 February 2017 1:09 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In the middle of the 20th century, Alfred Hitchcock made a career out of generating fear from the mundane. Psycho made us afraid to shower. The Birds had us looking toward the skies for more than just the pigeons looking to crap on our heads. And I’ll be damned if Rear Window didn’t get me to stop spying on my neighbors with a telescopic camera.

Those familiar with Hitchcock’s work likely know that his ability to instill dread stems from his knowledge about the difference between surprise and suspense. According to Hitchcock, to surprise, you simply need to set off a bomb in the middle of a scene. To create suspense, however, the audience needs to know the bomb is there. Suspense is the knowledge that two people are living their lives blissfully unaware that each moment could be their last. That’s why many of Hitchcock »

- Bryan Christopher

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Watch Rihanna's Ominous Arrival in 'Bates Motel' Trailer

31 January 2017 7:48 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Rihanna makes her doomed debut as Marion Crane in the new trailer for the final season of Bates Motel, A&E's contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchock's Psycho.

Season Five picks up two years after the death of Norma Bates and finds her son, Norman, struggling to maintain his sanity and control over his "Mother" personality. Investigations by the cops further exacerbate Norman's descent into madness as visions of Norma haunt him while her actual remains sit stuffed in the cellar.

Rihanna makes her appearance as Marion Crane – originally portrayed by »

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Bates Motel Trailer: Rihanna Checks In as Marion Crane During Final Season

31 January 2017 4:48 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Rihanna is in need of a room at Bates Motel, but little does she know it comes with a psycho.

A new trailer for the A&E prequel’s fifth and final season features the pop star/actress in action as Marion Crane, the ill-fated character that Janet Leigh played in Alfred Hitchcock’s original Psycho.

VideosBates Motel First Look: Season 5 Promo Casts Norma as the Ultimate Ice Queen

“[Rihanna] was an incredibly sweet and hard-working person, and we couldn’t be more thrilled,” showrunner Kerry Ehrin told Yahoo TV. “The episodes that she’s in were very much designed »

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Rihanna Appears as Marion Crane in 'Bates Motel' Trailer

31 January 2017 2:57 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Rihanna is bringing her acting chops to the upcoming season of Bates Motel.

In a new trailer for the A&E drama, the Bajan songbird plays the role of Marion Crane, the character featured in Robert Bloch's 1959 novel Psycho. A year later, the role was portrayed on the big screen by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's film of the same name.

The "Work" singer appears at the tail end of the trailer and asks Norman Bates for a room. In the iconic movie, Bates kills Crane in the horrific and instantly infamous shower scene.

For Rihanna, her appearance on Bates »

- Carl Lamarre, Billboard

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Rihanna Makes Fiery 'Bates Motel' Debut as Marion Crane -- Watch Her First Scene!

31 January 2017 2:34 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Rihanna is checking in to Bates Motel.

One day after the first photo of RiRi in the all-female Ocean’s 8 was unveiled, new footage of the singer’s official debut on Bates Motel is here.

The 28-year-old entertainer will play Janet Leigh’s iconic role of Marion Crane from Psycho in the A&E drama’s fifth and final season, and her anticipated introduction -- released via a minute-long trailer on Tuesday -- is a doozy.

Related: Rihanna Is Playing Janet Leigh's Iconic 'Psycho' Role on 'Bates Motel'

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“Can I get a room?” Marion (Rihanna), soaked to the bone, asks Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) one stormy evening.

“Yeah, absolutely,” Norman responds, taking his pick of the room keys, before we see him peeping through a haphazardly-drilled hole in the wall. Creepy.

Related: 'Ocean's 8' First Look! See Sandra Bullock, Rihanna and the Rest of the Crew in [link »

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‘Bates Motel’ Teaser Shows Rihanna as Marion Crane (Watch)

31 January 2017 2:13 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rihanna is back onscreen again, this time as Marion Crane in “Bates Motel.” A new trailer for the final season of the show offers a glimpse at the singer, who plays the real estate secretary murdered by her hotel proprietor, a role made famous by Janet Leigh in the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film “Psycho.”

The show has finally reached the point where the action will coincide with the plot of the film, after Norma (Vera Farmiga) dies and Norman (Freddie Highmore) begins his transition into the hallucinatory, cross-dressing murderer that Anthony Perkins depicted over fifty years ago.

“Can I get a room?” Rihanna’s Marion Crane asks Bates. In a blue velvet jacket, Crane is soaking wet but only onscreen for only a shot before we see Bates spying on her through a small hole in the wall.

Rihanna signed on to the show last year. The announcement, made at the Comic Con panel for “Bates Motel,” came »

- Dani Levy

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Bates Motel: Here's the First Look at Rihanna as Psycho's Marion Crane

31 January 2017 2:00 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Bates Motel is finally taking us all up in the world of Psycho, and we could not be more excited. The handful of details we've gotten about the final season were plenty to get us thrilled about the next installment of the series. This week, though, we got an extra dose of madness and excitement. In addition to releasing a "first look" at season five, A&E also dropped two new images of Rihanna as the iconic Marion Crane, who famously gets murdered by Norman Bates in the first act of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. Check out the additional image of the pop star in character below, then mark your calendar: the final season begins on Feb. 20. »

- Ryan Roschke

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Bates Motel Finally Catches Up to Psycho in the Final Season Trailer

31 January 2017 1:30 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Next month, Bates Motel finally heads toward the conclusion we always saw coming. The final season of the gripping drama is set to bring us right into the plot of Alfred Hitchcock's classic, Psycho. We already know Rihanna has stepped into the iconic role of Marion Crane, and that Vera Farmiga will be back to portray Norman's twisted iteration of his mother, Norma. Now, a new teaser for the show gives us our Marion, plus a very dead Norma and quite unraveled Norman. Watch the intense new clip above, then try to calm your nerves before the Feb. 20 premiere. Related:Here's When All of Your Favorite Shows Come Back After the Winter Hiatus »

- Ryan Roschke

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‘Bates Motel’ Teases First Look at Rihanna as Janet Leigh’s ‘Psycho’ Character (Video)

31 January 2017 1:09 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A&E has released the first teaser and two images of Rihanna as Marion Crane in the final season of “Bates Motel.” The pop star will inhabit the role originally played by Janet Leigh in the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film “Psycho” when the A&E drama returns for Season 5 next month. She joins Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga, who star as Norman Bates and his twisted mother. Other new faces joining the series this season are Isabelle McNally (“House of Cards”), Austin Nichols (“The Walking Dead,” “Ray Donovan”) and Brooke Smith (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Ray Donovan”). Additionally, Season 5 will see the return. »

- Reid Nakamura

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‘Bates Motel’ Season 5 Trailer: Rihanna Debuts as Marion Crane in Preview of Hitchcock Drama’s Final Season

31 January 2017 12:37 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Next month, A&E’s horror drama “Bates Motel,” a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film “Psycho” with Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga starring as Norman and Norma Bates respectively, will return for its final season. Set two years after the events of last season in which Norma Bates dies from Norman’s murder-suicide attempt, this upcoming season will portray the events of the Hitchcock films. It features the first appearance of Marion Crane, played by pop star Rihanna. Watch a trailer for the season below featuring the first glimpse of Rihanna’s performance, scored under Radiohead’s ““Exit Music (For a Film),” courtesy of EW.

Read More: ‘Bates Motel’ Season 5 Trailer: Norman Bates’ Mother Comes Back to Haunt Him

This is the first time Rihanna has appeared on a narrative TV series. She has previously performed on “Saturday Night Live” and made appearances on reality and talk shows like “Punk’d, »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Bates Motel’ Season 5 Trailer: Rihanna Debuts as Marion Crane in Preview of Hitchcock Drama’s Final Season

31 January 2017 12:37 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Next month, A&E’s horror drama “Bates Motel,” a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film “Psycho” with Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga starring as Norman and Norma Bates respectively, will return for its final season. Set two years after the events of last season in which Norma Bates dies from Norman’s murder-suicide attempt, this upcoming season will portray the events of the Hitchcock films. It features the first appearance of Marion Crane, played by pop star Rihanna. Watch a trailer for the season below featuring the first glimpse of Rihanna’s performance, scored under Radiohead’s ““Exit Music (For a Film),” courtesy of EW.

Read More: ‘Bates Motel’ Season 5 Trailer: Norman Bates’ Mother Comes Back to Haunt Him

This is the first time Rihanna has appeared on a narrative TV series. She has previously performed on “Saturday Night Live” and made appearances on reality and talk shows like “Punk’d, »

- Vikram Murthi

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