Norman Bates Returning In New Novel

August 24, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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You might recognize the name Robert Bloch, he is the author that wrote the book that inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous film about a mamma’s boy in 1959, Psycho. Bloch wrote the sequel in 1982 and yet another book in 1990.

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Bloch passed away twenty years ago, but according to Entertainment Weekly, another author is picking up where Bloch left off. Chet Williamson is writing the next book in line, Psycho: Sanitarium. The novel is not a sequel, but a prequel to Bloch’s Psycho 2.

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In Williamson’s new novel Norman Bates is locked in a sanitarium and reveals what took place during those twenty years he was institutionalized. The book’s end will meet the beginning of Bloch’s Psycho 2.

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Williamson’s Psycho: Sanitarium will be out on shelves on March 1st, 2016.

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