A&E’s Bates Motel is inching closer toward resembling Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960’s classic Psycho, the film that serves as inspiration for this modern-day prequel of sorts that examines the motel in its early days when Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) was still in high school and his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga), was still breathing.
The first Bates Motel Season 3 trailer begins with a first look at newcomer Tracy Spiridakos removing her clothing within one of the motel rooms. As the camera pulls back the camera’s point of view is revealed to come through a peep hole, and none other than an overly curious and oftentimes creepy Norman is on the other side of it.
Pyscho featured an eerily similar scene with Anthony Perkins as Norman peeking through a similar hole at Marion Crane (Janet Leigh). We all know how that fascination with attractive women taking showers ended, though I would hope Spiridakos gets to stick around for more than a strip and a (blood)bath.
Bates Motel kicks off its third season this March on A&E.