Apart from watching Bates Motel’s Norman finally ascend the Psycho mantle, fans are surely keen for the final season to bring Rihanna’s take on classic Psycho character Marion Crane. You needn’t drill any holes for a closer look in the latest Season 5 trailers, which also offers a closer look at Norman’s newfound relationship with his icy mother.
The moment Bates Motel announced that Rihanna would join the fifth and final season as the most famous Psycho victim of all, we knew we had to see it to believe it. Good news! New photos and footage from the final season reveal the “Umbrella” singer in all her glory, and apparently in need of one as well.
Bates Motel seemed curiously nonchalant about setting a February premiere for its fifth and final season, but our first look at a post-Norma world is anything but subtle. See what’s become of mother in an extended clip, and find out who’s back for the final season!
It’s taken four full years, but A&E’s Bates Motel is finally ready to close up shop with a fifth and final season. The horror prequel drama will descend into its full Psycho origin, Marion Crane and all, now that A&E confirms a February premiere.
Commercials have recently gotten a bit of an upgrade. Spike Jonze recently directed that Kenzo perfume ad starring Margaret Qualley that went viral, and now Neill Blomkamp has entered into the fray with his short film, “The Escape,” that also doubles as a slick action-packed BMW commercial. It’s the latest in a kind of series by BMW: a bunch of loosely-connected action shorts all starring Clive Owen as a nameless driver.
And lo, another season of Bates Motel has come to a close with Monday’s unsettling “Norman,” following through on a series-shaking cliffhanger from the prior episode. Looking ahead, Season 5 has more or less been confirmed as the final run for Bates Motel, which showrunners now confirm will finally go Psycho with the thriller’s other most famous character.
After taking a brief break from horror to direct Furious 7, James Wan returns to his genre home base for The Conjuring 2, the follow-up to his hit 2013 poltergeist thriller. The latest trailer for the sequel is packed with lots of new footage, as Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga travel across the pond to investigate a terrifying case known as “England’s Amityville” — a haunting so dangerous that one of them may not make it out alive.
The madness boils over in Season 4 of Psycho prequel Bates Motel, and we would immediately advise refraining from any unnecessary showers. Of course, the first photos of Season 4 premiere “A Danger to Himself and Others” might land you in the hospital regardless, as will the synopsis.
As much fun as Bates Motel has had building Norman Bates up for a Psycho fall, sooner or later, Mother’s got to go. That time might have come by the first Season 4 trailer, as young Norman has fully taken to wearing her mothers clothes, while the family around them crumbles.
Every year brings A&E’s Bates Motel closer in line with its cinematic origins, but is Season 4 finally the year Norman sends his mother down the drain? A new 2016 promo hints at some familiar Psycho imagery, and an ominous end for Norman’s favorite future basement decoration.