Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls mother. One of his guests is a young girl who has left the convent where she lived. To get some... See full summary »
Norman Bates returns for this "prequel", once more having mommy trouble. This time around he is invited to share memories of mom with a radio talk show host, but the PYSCHO fears that he ... See full summary »
When Henry Jekyll's experiments with cocaine have gotten out of control, he transforms into the hideous Jack Hyde. As Hyde he searches the London streets at night for his prey in ... See full summary »
Sarah Maur Thorp
23-year-old Meera meets a guy in a bus on her way to work. A casual fun chat with him soon triggers off a series of unpleasant events and Meera realizes that she has become an obsession for... See full summary »
A mentally disturbed man, who roomed with the late Norman Bates at the state lunatic asylum, inherits the legendary Bates Motel after the death of Norman and tries to fix it up to make it a respectable business.
Now declared legally sane, Norman Bates is released from a mental institution after spending 22 years in confinement over the protests of Marion Crane's sister Lila Loomis, who insists that he's still a killer and that the court's indifference to his victims by releasing him is a gross miscarriage of justice. Norman returns to his motel and the old Victorian mansion where his troubles started, and history predictably begins to repeat itself. Written by
Sheriff Hunt was originally called Sheriff Chambers and Dr. Raymond was originally called Dr. William Richmond in the script. They were both characters from the original film however the names were changed at the last minute. See more »
When the sheriff leaves the Bates house, he and his deputy are seen walking out of the house directly onto the dirt in front. However, exterior shots of the Bates house show three steps before the dirt. See more »
Mother, oh God, Mother. Blood! Blood!
The basis of the staff report Norman Bates is judged returned to sanity and is ordered released at will.
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Spacy Meg Tilly: the perfect ally for Norman Bates!
Anthony Perkins reportedly felt threatened as an actor playing opposite Meg Tilly (portraying a slightly-dazed cupcake who befriends Norman Bates, just out of the asylum); if true, he had good reason, for Tilly is very appealing in her role and this sequel to Alfred Hitchcock's classic screamer gains a spirit of its own--away from its predecessor--every time she's on-screen. The plot is business-as-usual, with a lot of repetitive, cornball dialogue ("It's my mother!" "No, it's MY mother!"). It's great to see those famous sets again, and the filmmakers try to create a stylish, old-fashioned atmosphere at the outset, but a gory, dispiriting conclusion and a dumbbell tag at the end (designed for another sequel) weakens the whole shebang. **1/2 out of ****
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