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Special BONUS Episode Of The INSIDE PSYCHO Podcast Drops!

Attention fans of Norman Bates and Alfred Hitchcock – did you have a chance to check out the excellent 6 episode podcast series INSIDE PSYCHO, which we first told you about right here? Brought to you by Wondery, and hosted by Mark Ramsey, the series covers the entire history and inspiration behind the making-of Hitchcock’s […]

Films 

The Power Of Expectation: New Video Series Breaks Down PSYCHO!

When it comes to horror history, I love analytical videos and essays that break down the classics! The You Tube page Splendid Dimensions have just launched their first in a series of proposed videos that will shine the spotlight on specific cinema classics. And what better movie to focus on for their premiere than Alfred […]

Films 

In Light of GLASS, Here Are Five Realistic Horror Crossovers We’d Love to See

M. Night Shyamalan is preparing to make a cinematic decision that is going to open floodgates, new fans pouring in at an uncontrollable rate, while those of us who’ve spent a great number of years following Shyamalan’s work still stand confidently behind the man. Today may be the very best time to climb back on […]

Toys 

The 10 Best Cinematic Living Dead Dolls

Mezco’s Living Dead Dolls continue to grow, including these brilliant and disturbing takes on film favorites. For as long as anyone can remember, kids have played with small, sometimes cuddly toy takes on humans. And since then, these playthings have offered plenty of scare potential for anyone who’s stumbled across those beady black eyes in […]

Films 

6 Things I Learned While Moderating The PSYCHO Remake Commentary!

PSYCHO is unarguably a masterpiece, both in the filmography of Alfred Hitchcock, but also in horror & cinema history. And so, who would have the nerve to remake something considered a classic? Nowadays, it doesn’t seem like a big deal. BATES MOTEL recently wrapped it’s fifth and final season, and provided Norman Bates fans with […]

Films 

Happy Horror Mother’s Day!

This Sunday is the day that we celebrate moms; the women who, day after day, deal with our bullshit. For some of us, our moms worked day and night to keep us in clothes and food. For others she made countless breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. My mom bought me an art desk when I was […]

TV 

How BATES MOTEL Restored The PSYCHO “Legacy”

There was a very distinct reason I took it upon myself, with no actual filmmaking experience, to make THE PSYCHO LEGACY documentary. And the finale for A&E’s hit series BATES MOTEL solidified that reason. Plain and simple, I wanted the PSYCHO “legacy” to continue and I feared that, at the time that I started it, […]

TV 

The Finale of BATES MOTEL: A Eulogy

***Spoiler Alert! Do not read this is you have not watched the series finale of BATES MOTEL*** This is the third eulogy I’ve had to write for a genre show this season (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and GRIMM were before this). But this one is hard for me. I loved BATES MOTEL. Like everyone else, I wasn’t sure […]

Films 

Let’s Take A Tour Of The Original PSYCHO House and BATES MOTEL!

When it comes to historic horror film locations, I can think of no other house that’s as instantly recognizable as the PSYCHO house (and Bates Motel) from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece. And with A&E’s recent BATES MOTEL wrapping up its 5 season run, I thought it’d be fitting to take a tour of where the […]

Films TV 

5 Best Additions That BATES MOTEL Made To The PSYCHO Mythos!

What’s been fun about BATES MOTEL for me as a life-long PSYCHO fan is trying to guess how and when certain threads from the original mythos will present themselves. Pretty much since the very beginning, we knew this modern remake of the story of Norman Bates and his Mother would eventually loop into the events […]

Films 

Norman Bates Is Coming To Dallas! BATES MOTEL’s Freddie Highmore Added To TEXAS FRIGHTMARE!

This is an exciting addition to the already incredible line-up of guests for the upcoming Texas Frightmare convention. Blumhouse.com and the Shock Waves gang will all be there. And now it looks like Norman Bates is coming to Dallas! Freddie Highmore from A&E’s BATES MOTEL joins his fellow cast mates Max Thieriot and Nestor Carbonell. […]

Music TV 

The BATES MOTEL Soundtrack Vinyl Release Is To Die For!

BATES MOTEL is currently airing it’s fifth and final season. And just in time for the grand finale of this modern take on PSYCHO, we’re finally getting proper releases of composer Chris Bacon’s terrific score! Now available on both digital and CD, you can find BATES MOTEL: Original Television Soundtrack, a collection of 26 tracks […]

Films TV 

From BATES MOTEL To PSYCHO: The Sad Existence Of Norman Bates

Although considered a disappointment upon its initial release, both critically and commercially, I look back on 1986’s PSYCHO III in retrospect as the linchpin of the entire franchise. Helmed by Norman Bates himself Anthony Perkins, the sequel picked up immediately following the events in PSYCHO II, but did something that the franchise hadn’t really ever attempted before […]