Real Life Norman Bates Preserves Mother

by J-Mirabelli

The 1960 thriller Psycho, starring Anthony Perkins, who played Norman Bates, provided part of plot for this real life drama.

One of the triumphs of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” was the shocking nature of Norman Bates preserving “Mother” for years. A real life scenario has unfolded in Tombstone, Arizona. A horror film-maker was arrested after the decomposed body of his mother was found in her home – a year after her death.

An officer had gone to 68-year-old Jill Fattig’s home to do a welfare check and when no one answered the door, he questioned her son, Timothy.

The 34-year-old film-maker for Desert Scream Productions told the deputy his mother was in a Tucson hospital.

After further investigation, Timothy admitted his mother had died a year ago. With the help of a search warrant, deputies found her remains inside the house. Tim told deputies that when he found his mother’s body, he was so overcome with grief he never reported her death. He had been telling people around Tombstone for several months that his mother was in a hospital. Timothy was arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide.

The autopsy revealed that his mother did in fact die of natural causes, charges were dropped and he was released from jail.

Incidentally, the website of Desert Scream Productions says the company is ‘here to share our love of blood and guts and old-school American horror with the fans’. His Facebook page says he is a fan of the films Resident Evil, There Will Be Blood and The Godfather. It’s interesting to note that Desert Screams has yet to produce anything but commentary on horror movies new and old.

Read more:

Timothy Fattig lived with dead mother | Mail Online

Timothy Fattig is real life Norman Bates | Desk of Brian

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