Psycho II (1983)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  3 June 1983 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Gillin ...
Claudia Bryar ...
Robert Alan Browne ...
Ben Hartigan ...
Tim Maier ...
Jill Carroll ...
Deputy Pool
Tom Holland ...
Deputy Norris
Michael Lomazow ...


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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Norman Bates is back. Coming home was a bad mistake! See more »


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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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Did You Know?


Actor Anthony Perkins was given an audio cassette tape of the opening title theme by composer Jerry Goldsmith. The music allegedly brought Perkins to tears. See more »


In the scene where the bloody rag is backing up the toilet, Mary grabs all of the towels to clean it up. When she then goes into Norman's mother's room and looks back into the bathroom, there are towels on the rack again. 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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Piano Sonata Op. 13 'Pathétique'
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played and whistled by Anthony Perkins
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Psychological Horror at it's best.
20 January 2003 | by (Murfreesboro, NC) – See all my reviews

This is the most frightening movie I've ever seen. I was expecting it to be kind of funny in a bad horror movie way but it plays with your mind to such a masterful extent that every time I've seen it I've been shaky afterwards. Anthony Perkins does such a good job of playing the rehabilitated Norman Bates who for 2 hours you have to decide if what's going on is in his head or really going on. That puzzlement stays suspenseful for the entire film until the very involved ending. This is really a top notch psychological suspense/horror movie which is very underrated.

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