27. Bates Motel
Release Year: 2013
Creator: Anthony Cipriano, Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot
Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho remains one of the most thrilling, suspenseful and scariest movies of all-time. The shower scene in that movie is one of the most iconic moments in cinematic history, but in this modern prequel we see Norman Bates (Highmore) as a seemingly normal teenage boy.
But what made Norman turn into the character we saw in Psycho?
His mother Norma (Farmiga) helps us put together the puzzle pieces as her relationship with her son that can only be described as ‘intricate’ without spoiling things and as her backstory is told we gain insight into how Norman becomes the person he becomes.
Farmiga was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of the perfectly creepy Norma.
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