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'Bates Motel' Re-Opens for Business
A&E takes a stab at psychoanalyzing Mrs. Bates' baby boy
"...Norman Bates was a good kid. Just look at the old..."

March 18, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Every Day Is Halloween
Local haunted house attraction gets national award ahead of scaring season.
" number 6, pushing past legendary haunts like Philly's Bates Motel and NoLa's House of Shock. House of Torment..."

Aug. 15, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Picks & Sleepers
"...(label yet to be determined) is nothing but superlative. (Bates Motel, 1am) -Greg Beets..."

March 20, 1998 Music Feature

The Year It All Went Wrong
Looking back at club closings in Austin in 1999.
"...gone. Liberty Lunch is gone. Steamboat is gone. The Bates Motel is gone. Even less vital local venues such..."

Dec. 31, 1999 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

ATX TV Fest to Host First-Ever 'Everwood' Reunion
Plus the rest of the first wave of programming
"...Girls creator Amy Sherman Palladino, and the creators of Bates Hotel. Perennial favorites from Friday Night Lights will also..."

Nov. 7, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Only the Beginning
Wednesday Night SXSW "Sleepers"
" thrills that would do the Butthole Surfers proud. (Bates Motel, 9pm) - Andy Langer WALTER TRAGERT: There's a..."

March 13, 1998 Music Feature

They Got Nothing on Lacresha
"...Girl Militia reads "Let's show the `rapists' and the Bates Motel what we think of their sickening name and..."

Aug. 14, 1998 Column

Red River Valley
Red River, home to Austin's real live music venues
" clubs like the Electric Lounge, Purgatory Lounge, and Bates Motel, within the space of a few months, all..."

June 22, 2001 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

SXSW Film Changes the Channel With a New Name
Festival gives TV content co-headline billing
" the premiere the following year of Psycho spinoff Bates Motel, that the festival added a full Episodic track..."

July 28, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

It Takes Two to Make Magic
Writers work alone – unless they have partners
"...pairings when Carlton Cuse (of Lost, The Strain, and Bates Motel) made a surprise appearance. Fresh from his solo..."

June 8, 2014 Screens Post by Amy Gentry

SXSW Film Unveils March Lineup
So much ado!
"...Cuse will unleash a first look at new series Bates Motel, the Psycho prequel starring Vera Farmiga as Norman’s..."

Jan. 31, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Devil's Rejects
A viciously entertaining psycho-road-movie-revenge-‘n’-wreckage-romance.
"...relentless forward motion even as the Manson-esque offspring commit motel-room atrocities that’d have Norman Bates shrieking like a little..."

July 22, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale play a couple who try to escape from the snuff-film motel at which they're stranded.
" and triple-check your quarters' dodgy looking dead bolt. Motel hell, indeed. Such is the case, also, with Vacancy,..."

April 27, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

One Two Three Faw!
A brief history of Texas garage rock
"...enough friends to constitute an audience could probably play Bates Motel, once nearly burnt down by Empire of Shit..."

Dec. 27, 2002 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Live Shots
"...Bates Motel, December 9..."

Dec. 19, 1997 Music Feature

No clues in Joe Bates' murder and other tales from Austin's music jungle
"...what happened to former Joe's Generic Bar owner Joe Bates, who was found dead of gunshot wounds last Wednesday..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Music Column by Christopher Gray

The Band
Kissinger, Austin's band of the moment
"...has to be the story of Charm rocker "John Bates."..."

March 2, 2001 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Dancing About Architecture
New Year's New Clubs, New Arrangements for the Austin Music Network and, well, News.
"...with announcements of new ones on the way: Former Bates Motel manager Randall Stockton proudly beams that he's found..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Adam Driver takes on dinosaurs as a space traveler in the wrong era
"...decidedly cinematic orchestra piece by composer Chris Bacon (A&E’s Bates Motel), and watch how the onscreen action rarely aligns..."

March 17, 2023 Movie Review by Dex Wesley Parra

America's class system goes under a bloody scalpel.
"...diffident teen Amanda (Cooke, an expert in dysfunctionality from Bates Motel), a horse, a darkened stable, a knife. After..."

March 9, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

An effusive doc on the shower scene from Psycho
"...cleansing, she steps into a bathroom shower at the Bates Motel, the burden of her sins lifted. But without..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

I Like to Watch
On families and finales
"...And of course Monday, May 16, we have Bates Motel's penultimate finale, the most oddly tender story about..."

May 13, 2016 Screens Column by Jacob Clifton

See No Evil
Former porn auteur Gregory Dark advances to making this rote exercise in slasher-film tedium.
"...of Saw and Se7en, and to hell with anything remotely original or borderline interesting. The set-up is pure Friday..."

May 26, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Halloween: Resurrection
"...featuring Curtis' real-life mom Janet Leigh, late of the Bates Motel, but little else to rival the genuinely frightening..."

July 19, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dancing About Architecture
"...There's a benefit this Saturday at the Bates Motel to pay for damages to the Dead End..."

Aug. 1, 1997 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Around the World of Weird
The many genre delights of Fantastic Fest 2008
"...resulted in Rule of Three, a doomy little neo-noir, motel murder piece that's as tightly wound and wounding as..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Dancing About Architecture
"...closing its doors at the end of the month: Bates Motel manager Randall Stockton says the club has lost..."

Jan. 22, 1999 Music Column by Ken Lieck

July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 1
A curated guide to unlawful activities around town July 4-8
"...Is Crime Month at the Chronicle, the ruffians and reprobates at this rag want to be sure you find..."

July 4, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Dancing About Architecture
Exit, Stage Left
"...that shows no sign of any activity: yep, the Bates Motel space, which was divested of said punk club..."

June 25, 1999 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Road Shows
"...SAT 14 Candy Snatchers, REO Speedealer, Bates Motel..."

Feb. 13, 1998 Music Feature

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