DVD/Blu-ray New Releases - DECEMBER 2013
First things first. “The Bates Haunting” has no association whatsoever with the more familiar “Bates Motel,” Norman Bates, or anything at all related to the “Psycho” franchise. The other important thing to know going in is that the movie was made by a cast and crew so wet behind the ears that their heads are dunked under water.
The horror at the film’s heart is a fusion of possible Yeti attacks, wormholes, teleportation, fanged creatures, extraterrestrial mythology, and enough ancillary ideas to power an entire season of “The X-Files.” ... The first person perspective in the fast paced finale creates the look and feel of being on a Universal Studios dark ride, complete with creature effects straight out of “The Mummy.”