Exclusive First Look: New Bates Motel Posters Are Not For the Faint of Heart!

You know a show is gonna be pretty damn creepy when its posters alone are enough to give you the heebie jeebies! So it’s an awfully good omen for A&E’s upcoming Bates Motel that its promo art gives us goosebumps!

Click through the gallery below – that is, if you dare – to get a sense of the tone of the new series (premiering March 18). Far as we can glean from the images, the Psycho prequel – starring Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as a young Norman Bates – owes as great a debt to David Lynch as it does to Alfred Hitchchock.

What do you think? Our favorite is the one that seems to feature a cameo by Thing from The Addams Family. Or maybe the picture of the man afire. But they’re all pretty, um, nuts, wouldn’t you say (to say the least)?