Bates Motel First Look: You Can Check Out Anytime You Like, but You Can Never Leave

Two new teasers for A&E’s upcoming Bates Motel pack plenty of creepy into just a handful of seconds. (Nice work, Norman.)

The glimpses are our first peeks into the cable network’s upcoming Psycho prequel, starring Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland) as a teenage Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) as his ill-fated mother. Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) are behind the project.

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In one, a peaceful waterfront scene turns horrific when you realize that the firefly-like sparks floating in the air are coming off a pair of dangling human legs… on fire.

In the other, the camera pans what looks like a basement until it lands on a sink – and the person (we think it’s a woman) chained underneath.

Press PLAY on the dialogue-free videos below to see for yourself, then hit the comments with your predictions for the forthcoming horror show!

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  1. Kevin says:

    Those look awesome!

  2. Julia says:

    These look great. Really looking forward to this show, I just wish we had an air date!

  3. Janis says:

    This looks better, and more interesting, than I expected.

  4. melliemd says:

    Kind of feels like they’re trying to do the AHS thing with these videos… But I’m still excited for the show.

  5. Amanda says:

    Psycho is one of my all-time favourite movies. The teasers are great, just hope the series is too

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