ByBenn Lee Autrey, writer at
Writer, director, DoP, producer, actor, and fourteen years of age.
Benn Lee Autrey

Remember the classic horror film, Psycho? No, I'm not talking about Vince Van Sant's 1998 adaptation starring Vince Vaughn, I'm talking about the film that practically jump-started 's directing legacy and even inspired many modern American horror films and TV shows today, one of which recently caught my attention.

In October of 2012, A&E created a series based upon characters from Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece, Psycho. This series was called Bates Motel, named after the motel that a boy and his loving mother established, hoping to start a new life. The television series starred August Rush and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's one and only , and Vara Farmiga (from the Conjuring). It was said to be a prequel to Psycho, but its director, Anthony Cipriano, described the series to be no more than a "modern re-imagining of the characters that Hitchcock created."

SPOILERS : The first season ended with an insane Norman Bates murdering his teacher for (what appeared to be) no reason whatsoever (sorry for the spoiler, by the way). It was a great television series, and yet such a simple ending that left with nothing to be explained. The series created such an eerie environment for Norman Bate's character, such a connection with his mother, and such a strange empathy between the viewers and the characters to experience. This is why there must be a second season. Everything was so built up throughout the whole season, each episode had a new mystery, I was kept awake thinking of what could possibly happen next. What new characters could bring to the story, what disasters could occur? The ending made me feel as if I was watching the series finale of Lost all over again. Bates Motel has to be revived for another season, it has so much potential, and it was the only show I actually enjoyed on A&E. And why not? It got a 7/10 star rating, and wouldn't it be nice to have something other than Duck Dynasty reruns to watch? (Tell me what you think below).


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