A&E's 'Bates Motel' delves into the past of a 'Psycho' killer

In the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock thriller "Psycho," embezzling secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is on her way from Phoenix to her boyfriend's California home when a pounding rainstorm forces her to take shelter in the dilapidated Bates Motel, run by the apparently shy Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins).Unfortunately for Marion, Norman suffers from a split personality, one a browbeaten son and the other the domineering mother he killed, who comes to life in her son and goes on a murderous rampage.So do we just blame Mom for Norman's crime -- or is there more to the story?On Monday, March 18, A&E Network premieres the first season of "Bates Motel," a psychological thriller that delves into Norman's past while also updating the story to the present day.Executive produced by Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and Kerry Ehrin ("Friday Night Lights"), it stars British actor Freddie Highmore ("Finding Neverland," "August Rush") as 17-year-old Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga ("Safe House,"...



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