"A boy's best friend is… his mother."
- Norman Bates
Norman Bates is the antagonist of Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho and the protagonist of the Psycho film series. He was a recurring character throughout Halloween Horror Nights. He has appeared in his own line of Psycho houses, as well as a few guest appearances elsewhere.
Storyline[edit | edit source]
Orlando[edit | edit source]
A man with a nice demeanor, if somewhat lacking in social skills. Unfortunately behavior by a dominating mother has driven this man’s mind insane- literally. He would have episodes where he would believe that HE was the Mother. He is one of the many monsters under Adaru’s command to ensnare terror from guests.
Hollywood[edit | edit source]
A man with a kind heart, but a insane split personality. Freddy, Jack, Pavel, Jogsaw, and Ghostface welcomed him and his “Mother” for their own events. He still resides; perhaps called by the mysterious forces of darkness.
Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood[edit | edit source]
Norman Bates always appears in the Psycho section of the annual Terror Tram. Later years had him relegated to a wait in line photo op.
Appearances at Halloween Horror Nights Orlando[edit | edit source]
- The Psycho Path Maze (1993) & (1994)
- Universal's House of Horror (1995)
- Universal's Museum of Horror (1997)
- Universal's Museum of Horror: Chamber of Horrors (1998)
- Psycho: Through the Mind of Norman Bates (1999)
- Boogeymen (2001) (On-Screen Only)
- Psycho Path: The Return of Norman Bates (2006)
- Horror Comes Home (2006)
- Horrorwood Die-In (2009)
- All Nite Die-In: Double Feature (2015)
Pictures[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In 2012 it was revealed that Norman Bates was a part of The Strengoit Legion, most likely because of his ability to lure victims into his motel.
|Halloween Horror Nights IX|
|Characters: The Mummy (Event Icon) • Norman Bates|
|Haunted Houses: Doomsday • Insanity • The Mummy • Psycho: Through the Mind of Norman Bates • Universal's Creature Features in 3-D|
|Scarezones: Midway of the Bizarre|
|Shows: Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure VIII • Festival of the Dead Parade • Deadly D'Illusions • Tricks or Treats: Dead Man's Party|
|Halloween Horror Nights: Sweet 16|
|Characters: Jack the Clown • The Caretaker • The Director • The Storyteller (Event Icons) • The Projectionist • The Inmates of Shadybrook Asylum • Eddie Schmidt • Cindy Caine • Norman Bates|
|Haunted Houses: All Nite Die-In: Take 2 • Dungeon of Terror: Retold • People Under the Stairs: Under Construction • PsychoScareapy: Maximum Madness • Psycho Path: The Return of Norman Bates • Run: Hostile Territory • Screamhouse: The Resurrection|
|Scarezones: Blood Masquerade • Deadtropolis: Zombie Siege • Harvest of the Souls|
|Unofficial Scarezone: Horror Comes Home|
|Shows: The Arrival • Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure • Robosaurus • Sweet 16: The Director's Cut|