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"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]

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
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