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Bates Motel

  • 2013
  • Crime/detective
  • Horror
  • 18


"Bates Motel" is a contemporary prequel to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film. In the opening edition, Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) and her 17-year-old son, Norman (Freddie Highmore), move from Arizona to White Pine Bay, Oregon, where they buy a rundown motel with the intention of reopening it. When the former owner of the motel breaks into the house and rapes Norma, Norman murders him. The American drama premiered on the Universal channel in September 2013.

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