Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 18, 2013
WhoHasTheRemote.com admires the Hollywood feat of reigniting its most durable cash cows, time and time again. The Psycho franchise is now up for another spin in the barrel, this time in the form of a prequel titled Bates Motel. Who Has The Remote? is excited by the prospect of this latest development in the Psycho franchise, and recommends the series that sets to explore the psychological foundations of the character (Norman Bates) that would one day wield knives and wigs.
Information on the plot direction of Bates Motel has mostly been limited to scatter-shot, online preview clips, presumably culled from its first 10 pre-ordered episodes. From a short preview clip featured in Huffpost TV, audiences can instantly pinpoint deviations in the new script from its predecessors, particularly in terms of setting. Judging by the shaggy haircuts, skinny jeans, and smartphones on display, it becomes obvious that the producers have chosen to dispense with any notions of making this a period series.
As Boomers and Xers will recall, Psycho was subject to two 80s-era sequels that betrayed the original’s Hitchcockian subtleties with gorier overtones. Perhaps even more dubious was Gus Van Sant’s 1995 remake of the 1960 classic, in which Vince Vaughn played a more imposing form of the timid main character. Prequels to the storyline have also been explored, specifically by Anthony Perkins himself, in 1990’s much-hyped yet awkwardly implausible Psycho IV: The Beginning, in which a 50-something Bates recalls the sins of his youth.
However, based on initial reviews, Who Has The Remote? believes that this new series will be more imaginative and compelling, with a suitable element of surprise. WhoHasTheRemote.com recommends viewers with cable and dish network packages to tune in to the Bates Motel coming to the A&E network on March 18.
WhoHasTheRemote.com acknowledges Alfred Hitchcock’s original Psycho as a classic of Hollywood cinema. With news that the Psycho franchise is set to be reignited in the form of a new series called Bates Motel, Who Has The Remote? recommends the prequel to the original storyline, and looks forward to the thrills and spills that excited audiences.
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