"There is no question I took a lot of inspiration from Robert Bloch (and Alfred Hitchcock) when it came to the ending of Now Seating… And if you know ANYTHING about horror movies, then you would guess some (if not, all) of the horror movie references sprinkled through out the story. Consider this my Rango or Super 8 to the horror genre, and what I love about the horror genre.
At first, I had an idea of revisiting the Roadkill Girl from Hellplex. But then something else came to me…a character that is as crazy as Leatherface, as secrete as Dexter Morgan, and as less obvious as Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins Norman Bates, not the Bates in the books).
Norm Cain was born.
I wrote the ending first, then went back, and wrote the beginning. It’s so hard to make twists like in Psycho these days, since it has been done to death (pun glory!) But what hasn’t been done in a good, long, while, is actually following the Psycho formula from the beginning by investing much needed time with the ‘victim.’ Stephen King is known for writing slow starts to a fast-paced climax. Pay off is grander by going that route.”