This year marks the 60th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock's influential horror classic Psycho, and to celebrate, filmmaker Chris R. Notarile has created a companion piece that fills in the gaps between the original film and its 1982 sequel, titled Mother. Ahead of the shorts premiere on YouTube, we've been provided with some first look images to share with our readers!
"Ten years after the horrific events at the Bates Motel, Norman wakes up inside a mental asylum with no memory of how he got there. Now, in order to get out, Norman must confront his worst nightmare, his mother!"
"I decided to set this story as a halfway point between the 1960 original film and the 1982 sequel," said Notarile. "I love both films, but we never actually see how Norman gets healthy enough to be released from the insane asylum. So my goal was to specifically show that."
The short stars horror scream queen Debra Lamb as "Mother", Chris Bostrom as Norman Bates, and Tom Proprofsky as Dr. Raymond.
Mother will premiere on the Blinky Productions YouTube channel on January 24th at midnight!