It'll be just after St. Patrick's Day that A&E will sober us all up with the spine-tingling premiere of its 'Psycho' prequel TV series 'Bates Motel,' but you needn't wait for a hangover to wear off to get in on the scares. In advance of the March 18 premiere, A&E has made available the first six minutes of the new series exploring the formative years of 'Psycho' killer Norman Bates, so how would you like a sneak peek? Get an early check-in to 'Bates Motel' inside!

We're just one week from A&E's premiere of the creepy prequel drama 'Bates Motel,' but the cable network has decided to open up for business a bit early. Before the March 18 premiere, you can watch the first six minutes of 'Bates Motel' right now, in which we see the first of many horrors destined to lead Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) down a path of darkness, accompanied by his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga).

In addition to Highmore and Farmiga as the titular Bates clan, the series also includes Max Thieriot as long-lost Bates brother Dylan (also seen in the new clips), ‘LOST’s’ Nestor Carbonell as “edgy” Sheriff Alex Romero, Mike Vogell as his deputy Zach Shelby, Olivia Cooke as Norman’s handicapped friend Emma Decody, and ‘The Last Airbender’s’ Nicola Peltz as high school it-girl Bradley.

Catch an early sneak peek of ‘Bates Motel’ via the embedded clip below, and tell us in the comments if you’ll watch the new series when it premieres on March 18!