Years I tell ya. Years. That’s how long it took me to get that image of Janet Leigh being stabbed in the shower by Norman Bates in the movie “Psycho” out of my head. Now, after I’ve finally gotten over my shower phobia, which is thinking someone’s gonna knife me to death while I’m taking a shower, (my other half on a really bad hormone day) along comes A&E with a new series entitled, “Bates Motel.”
For those of you who have never seen the original 1960 movie “Psycho” by Alfred Bitchcrock, um….no, it’s Alfred Hitchcock, but it should be “Bitchcrock” after scaring the bejesus out of all of us. Anyhow, for all of you who may not have been scared outta your gourd by that shower scene, here it is courtesy of Youse Tube:
(WARNING) MisfitWisdom will not be held responsible for anyone viewing this shower scene and becoming so traumatized that taking a shower becomes impossible, you thereby walk around smelling like the high heavens, everyone avoids you and, in the end, you wish you were dead. Baths are an option but you could very well be stabbed to death in your bathtub too. just sayin’
It’s bad enough that Hitchcock used a lot of ominous music during the film employing the use of violins, violas and cellos. As everyone knows, whenever you hear violins, violas and cellos in a movie, something bad is gonna happen. Which is why I only watch horror movies that have accordions in them. No one every gets killed when an accordion is playing.
HEY! Lawrence Welk never got knocked off did he!
It’s almost like going to the beach and hearing that, “dun dun dun dun “Jaws” stinkin’ music in your head as you wade out into the water. It’s still very difficult for me to go into a fish market without hearing that music in my head. Did ya ever notice how the lobsters look at you too? Like, “Hey punk, wanna piece of me….do ya?”
In this new A&E series, Vera Farmiga plays the role of Mrs. Bates. Who, as we all know, was Norman Bates’ dearly departed mother, who we saw for a few moments in the original film. Dead. In a freakin’ rocking chair. (dearly departed moms photo below)
Now, why they would cast Vera Farmiga as Norman Bate’s mother is beyond me. I mean in the original movie all mom did was sit in that rocking chair, and as I said, was dead. So what the heck is Vera gonna do? Unless she’s alive for part of the series and then buys the farm and Norman, being the compassionate guy that he is, can’t seem to part with her and then sits her in that rocking chair.
Now take a look at the photo of Vera Farmiga below. Would YOU stay at the “Bates Motel” if SHE were the hostess? Maaaaaaybeee. Too bad she eventually winds up in that rocking chair. Damn you Norman.
Janet Leigh, who you saw in the movie clip was the original actress who unfortunately opted to take the great discount room deal at the Bates Motel and eventually regretted her decision. Too bad Jamie Leigh Curtis wasn’t a bit younger. Jame is Janet’s daughter and I thought it would be ironic if she played the part in the shower scene. As it is, I have no idea who will be playing that part. Who ever it is, I suggest they only rent a motel room that has a shower with a sliding glass door. With a lock.
I’m assuming that because A&E is making this a series that Vera will not be dead right off the bat. Otherwise why would they have cast such a hot actress for that role only to have her appear as a skeleton in a rocking chair.
Most likely Vera will be helping Norman to entice customers to stay at their motel. And I would think that, as in “Hotel California” you can “check out, but you can’t ever leave.”
Which is another reason I never stay at motels. Especially if they’re playing Eagles music in the lobby.
So keep your eyes and ears in open for the “Bates Motel” series on A&E. No specific date has been set as of this blog. So it’s quite safe to go ahead an enjoy your shower until the series debuts. Unless you’ve already watched the clip in today’s blog and you’re freaked outta your tree.
Sorry. Might just wanna take baths from now on.
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