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)?

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Comments (7)

  • Wtf is up with the pot

    Comment by Rrrrrr – January 14, 2013 07:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gack, I think you meant Thing, not Cousin Itt, who was a little guy with hair in his face.

    Comment by Kitty (@TwistedCistern) – January 14, 2013 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think you may mean “Thing” from The Addams Family. Anyway, I am so looking forward to this show!!

    Comment by Sarah – January 14, 2013 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A&E is marketing this like ‘American Horror Story’. Interesting.

    Comment by Hipper – January 14, 2013 10:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hopefully Bates Motel can take the place of AHS once that ends in the next couple weeks. Huge fan of Freddie Highmore and looking forward to see how this series plays out.

    Comment by Jared – January 14, 2013 01:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t they already produce a pilot with the same name but failed to get picked up?

    not sure what network tho…

    Comment by Charlie – January 14, 2013 02:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love how the credit they give Freddie Highmore is Charlie and the Chocolate factory. I understand the reason they picked that credit of his but it is so squarely different from this project that it just made me smile a little.

    Comment by Lucy – January 16, 2013 12:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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