All About Norman Bates

The Character of Norman Bates is loosely based on the true story of serial killer Ed Gein, also known as the Butcher of Plainfield or the Plainfield Ghoul.

Psycho 1960

Directed by Hitchcock based on the novel by Robert Bloch.

This is the original movie related to Bates Hotel and Norman Bates and is also the first movie of the franchise.

Marion disappears after stealing money from her employer. Her lover and sister try to find her and end up reaching the infamous Bates Motel, where they meet Norman Bates.

Psycho 1998

Remake of the original movie from 1960 with the exact same storyline.

Bates Motel 1987

Bates Motel ignores the existence of Psycho II and III (and would in turn be ignored by Psycho IV), with Norman Bates never being released from the mental institution to allow the events of those films.

The film is about Alex West, a mentally disturbed youth who was admitted to an asylum after killing his abusive stepfather. There he befriends Norman and ends up inheriting the Bates Motel. It was originally produced as a pilot for a proposed TV series set in the Bates Motel, but it was not picked up by the network.

Bates Motel 2013

The series, a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho.

It portrays the lives of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events in the original film, in a modern-day setting. However, the final season loosely adapts the plot of Psycho.

The series begins in Arizona with the death of Norma's husband, after which Norma purchases the Seafairer motel located in a coastal Oregon town so that she and Norman can start a new life. Subsequent seasons follow Norman as his mental illness becomes dangerous, and Norma as she struggles to protect her son, and those around him.



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