After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude, but the specters of his crimes - and his mother - continue to haunt him.



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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 alfiehitchie

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Release Date:

3 June 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Psicosis 2  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)


$32,000,000 (USA)

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Richard Franklin was so keen to have Jerry Goldsmith compose the score, he turned down Universal's offers of Bernard Herrmann's cues for the original film, and even his unused work for Torn Curtain (1966). See more »


When Norman and Toomey have their face-off in the diner, there is a kid playing a video game in the corner. We hear the sound effects, which are clearly from the game "Pac Man", but when we see the video game it's a cabinet for "Ms. Pac Man", which had completely different sound effects from the original. See more »


[first lines]
Norman Bates: [voice-over] Mother, oh God, Mother. Blood! Blood!
Judge: The basis of the staff report Norman Bates is judged returned to sanity and is ordered released at will.
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Followed by Bates Motel (1987) See more »


Piano Sonata Op. 13 'Pathétique'
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played and whistled by Anthony Perkins
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It's a wonderful sequel to Hitchcock's masterpeice!
17 April 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Psycho II is a great horror sequel. Not only is it entertaining, it has many wonderful twists and turns through out which make it even more enjoyable. Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Robert Loggia and Meg Tilly are all great and turn in very good performances. Vera Miles turns in a very eccentric performance, it shows how much she hates Norman. Anthony Perkins makes the viewer feel sorry for him as he slowly becomes confused again. Meg Tilly has a lot of charm and Robert Loggia is very good as the very caring Doctor. It's a well done thrill- ride, highly entertaining and full of suspense, thanks to director Franklin. Well done to every one involved. I think this is the best Psycho sequel. I love it a lot! You'd think that as it is the sequel to the classic Psycho, it would suck, it does not!

My personal rating: 10 out of 10.

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