Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho is one of the most iconic and chilling films in history. It introduces the charming and unstable Norman Bates, who gives other horror movie villains a run for their money. Norman has always been a fascinating character. He switches from a humble and slightly quirky young man happy to indulge his seemingly domineering and violent mother to a sinister predator entirely consumed by his “Mother” persona. In 2013, Bates Motel premiered on A&E and served as a contemporary prequel to Hitchcock’s thriller. It details young Norman’s (Freddie Highmore) life with his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga) and his eventual slide into madness. The series stayed true to Psycho‘s spirit, but Norman’s fate deviated.