An NBC Original Movie, inspired by Robert Bloch's novel "Psycho", that was intended as a pilot for the anthology series. After the death of PSYCHO's Norman Bates, his motel is left in the care of fellow mental patient Alex (Bud Cort, HAROLD AND MAUDE). Alex gets released from the institution and decides to open the Bates Motel again, but he's met with troubles all the way. Soon he befriends squatter Willie (Lori Petty, TANK GIRL), and the two refurbish the motel. After the grand opening, their first guest (Kerrie Keane) intends to kill herself, but she has some ghostly intervention in the guise of teens (Jason Bateman, Khrystyne Haje).