You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Psycho II

Psycho II is an impressive, 23-years-after followup to Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 suspense classic.

With:
Anthony Perkins Vera Miles Meg Tilly Robert Loggia Dennis Franz Hugh Gillin

Psycho II is an impressive, 23-years-after followup to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 suspense classic.

New story, set 22 years later, has Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) released from a mental institution on the petition of his psychiatrist, Dr Raymond (Robert Loggia), over the objections of Lila Loomis (Vera Miles) whose sister he murdered (Janet Leigh in the first film).

Securing a job as cook’s assistant at a local diner, Bates is befriended by a young waitress Mary (Meg Tilly) who moves into his house as an empathetic companion. A series of mysterious murders ensue, beginning with the killing of the obnoxious manager Toomey (Dennis Franz), who has turned the Bates family business into a hot-sheets motel.

Director Richard Franklin deftly keeps the suspense and tension on high while dolling out dozens of shock-of-recognitions shots drawn from the audience’s familiarity with Psycho.

Reprising his famous role, Perkins is very entertaining, whether stammering over the pronunciation of ‘cutlery’ or misleading the audience in both directions as to his relative sanity.

Psycho II

Production: Universal/Oak Industries. Director Richard Franklin; Producer Hilton A. Green; Screenplay Tom Holland; Camera Dean Cundey; Editor Andrew London; Music Jerry Goldsmith; Art Director John W. Corso

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1983. Running time: 113 MIN.

With: Anthony Perkins Vera Miles Meg Tilly Robert Loggia Dennis Franz Hugh Gillin

More Film

  • Dolly PartonArtist Keynote 'Dolly Parton and

    Dolly Parton Starts 'Politicking' for Oscar Nomination for 'Dumplin'' Song

    Psycho II is an impressive, 23-years-after followup to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 suspense classic. New story, set 22 years later, has Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) released from a mental institution on the petition of his psychiatrist, Dr Raymond (Robert Loggia), over the objections of Lila Loomis (Vera Miles) whose sister he murdered (Janet Leigh in the […]

  • Michael Giacchino'Incredibles 2' film premiere, Arrivals,

    Film Composer Michael Giacchino to Premiere Ballet in Seattle

    Psycho II is an impressive, 23-years-after followup to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 suspense classic. New story, set 22 years later, has Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) released from a mental institution on the petition of his psychiatrist, Dr Raymond (Robert Loggia), over the objections of Lila Loomis (Vera Miles) whose sister he murdered (Janet Leigh in the […]

  • Skydance Media Hires Former Warner Bros.

    Skydance Media Hires Former Warner Bros. Executive Jun Oh

    Psycho II is an impressive, 23-years-after followup to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 suspense classic. New story, set 22 years later, has Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) released from a mental institution on the petition of his psychiatrist, Dr Raymond (Robert Loggia), over the objections of Lila Loomis (Vera Miles) whose sister he murdered (Janet Leigh in the […]

  • DONNA GIGLIOTTI GLENN WEISS

    Oscars: Donna Gigliotti, Glenn Weiss to Produce Telecast

    Psycho II is an impressive, 23-years-after followup to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 suspense classic. New story, set 22 years later, has Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) released from a mental institution on the petition of his psychiatrist, Dr Raymond (Robert Loggia), over the objections of Lila Loomis (Vera Miles) whose sister he murdered (Janet Leigh in the […]

  • Lebron James

    LeBron James to Produce 'Friday the 13th' Reboot

    Psycho II is an impressive, 23-years-after followup to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 suspense classic. New story, set 22 years later, has Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) released from a mental institution on the petition of his psychiatrist, Dr Raymond (Robert Loggia), over the objections of Lila Loomis (Vera Miles) whose sister he murdered (Janet Leigh in the […]

  • Wonder Woman Sound Design

    'Wonder Woman 1984' Pushed Back Seven Months to 2020

    Psycho II is an impressive, 23-years-after followup to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 suspense classic. New story, set 22 years later, has Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) released from a mental institution on the petition of his psychiatrist, Dr Raymond (Robert Loggia), over the objections of Lila Loomis (Vera Miles) whose sister he murdered (Janet Leigh in the […]

  • RED by Logan, , Writer -

    West End Hits 'Funny Girl,' 'Red' Coming to Theaters Thanks to Trafalgar Releasing

    Psycho II is an impressive, 23-years-after followup to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 suspense classic. New story, set 22 years later, has Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) released from a mental institution on the petition of his psychiatrist, Dr Raymond (Robert Loggia), over the objections of Lila Loomis (Vera Miles) whose sister he murdered (Janet Leigh in the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content