In 1959 Robert Bloch wrote a novel titled Psycho. It was about an unbalanced man named Norman Bates and his mother Norma, with whom he ran a motel…and murdered people. A year later, Alfred Hitchcock cast Antony Perkins as Norman, and turned the novel into a masterpiece of film-making which to this day stands as his more … Continue reading A&E’s Bates Motel: 1.01 – “First You Dream, Then You Die”
This seems to be the days of Alfred Hitchcock with his imprint and likeness being reintroduced to pop culture recently with movies and television series abound. We had The Girl, the HBO movie; Hitchcock, the Anthony Hopkins film; and now we have some more awesome news on the new A&E series, Bates Motel. Now, we … Continue reading ‘Bates Motel’ Has Some Teasers; Motel Room Sales Decline After Viewings
Alfred Hitchcock may no longer be walking this earth, but his cinematic influence has yet to disappear entirely. Directors of horror films will still say they are going for that Hitchcock-like sense of terror and tension, and other directors simply decide to remake his stories entirely. We’ve seen several well-known remakes already, including Mission: Impossible … Continue reading ‘Bates Motel’ Could Be as Heart-Pounding as ‘Psycho’
What is the fascination with serial killers? Let’s be honest with ourselves. We put on a facade in public that serial killers are diabolical filth we do not wish to be fetishized. In actuality, if you are not directly involved in their schemes or one of their victims, you can’t help but hold a bit … Continue reading Countdown to Halloween #27: Norman Bates
While J.J. Abrams and company have been keeping a tight lid on The Force Awakens, releasing information in a very careful and calculated way, Star Wars fans have recently been treated to some interesting news and rumors surrounding the as of yet untitled Star Wars Episode VIII, currently slated for release in May 2017.