This film is based on, but not in sequence with, the Psycho films. After the death of Norman Bates, a man who befriended him in the institution inherits the motel. In keeping with Norman's wishes, he tries to fix up the place and make it a respectable motel. Written by
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actively boycotted this film in interviews and television appearances in the months leading up to its release. He thought the film was an exploitative cash-in on Psycho III, which he had directed less than a year earlier. Perkins felt that the continuity of the "Psycho" franchise had been ruined by the Bates Motel storyline, which started off with the Norman Bates character having died in the mental institution. See more
Look, if you don't mind me asking. What's a fella like you doing with a postcard from the old Bates Motel?
Spun-off from Psycho
"Where or When"
Written by Richard Rodgers
& Lorenz Hart
Performed by Dion DiMucci
(as Dion) & The Belmonts See more