Bates Motel (TV Movie 1987) - Plot Summary Poster

(1987 TV Movie)

Plot Summary

  • 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 Jon Acello <JonAcello@AOL.COM>
  • Alex West is a man whom roomed with Norman Bates at the state lunatic asylum for nearly 20 years. After the death of Bates, Alex finds that he's in Norman's will as the inheritor of the Bates Motel, which has been vacant since the time of Norman's arrest. Alex travels to Fairville, California and with a little help from a teenage runaway, named Willie, Alex struggles to re-open the motel for business, only to have strange going ons happen. Is someone trying to drive him away, or is the motel is really haunted by the ghost of Norman's mother?

    - Written by Matt Patay
  • A mentally disturbed man, who roomed with the late Norman Bates at the state lunatic asylum, inherits the legendary Bates Motel after the death of Norman and tries to fix it up to make it a respectable business.

    - Written by Matt Patay


The film opens in 1960 in a mental hospital, where we meet Alex West. Alex is a sad little boy with no friends or family...

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