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Psycho III (1986)

Norman Bates falls in love with a fallen nun who stays at the Bates Motel alongside a drifter and a curious reporter. Meanwhile, "mother" is still watching.

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Norman Bates is back again running his "quiet" little motel a month after the events in Psycho II. Norman meets three new people, one being a beautiful young nun with whom his budding relationship is beginning to make his "Mother" jealous. He also hires a young man in need of a job to take care of the motel. A snooping reporter is showing interest in Norman's case. What will these new friends do for Norman? Written by nxvaeh

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2 July 1986 (USA)  »

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$3,238,401 (USA) (7 July 1986)

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$14,481,606 (USA)
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The lowest grossing film in the Psycho film series, with $14,481,606 in worldwide box office returns. See more »

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When Maureen goes to see Norman at home for the last time, she asks him a question while they are at the top of the stairs. We hear Norman answer her, but his mouth never moves. See more »

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[first lines]
Maureen Coyle: There is no God!
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The Scream Of Love
Music by Carter Burwell
Written by Steve Bray & David Sanborn
Performed by Carter Burwell, Steve Bray, & David Sanborn
MCA Records
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12 June 2002 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

I watched the whole Psycho series back to back and they get better with each film. Psycho III starts with a woman escaping from a convent after the accidental murder of a Nun. She is picked up by a hitchhiker and nearly raped. Norman then hires the "raper" and the woman, Maureen, then finds a diner, the same one that Norman worked at in Psycho II. In the diner, before Norman gets there, they are discussing the Mrs. Spool case-- she is missing. A reporter is sitting in the diner and suggests that Norman murdered her, the sheriff brushes it off and tells her to leave Norman alone. Soon, Norman enters and the reporter interviews him and he cringes when the name "Spool" is mentioned, but then comes the good sheriff and brushes it off again and Norman leaves. But then again, murders start occuring at the Bates Motel and no one feels safe. After Maureen's near suicidal death she is back and in love with Norman, but mother doesn't like that and in the end she makes her way up to the house to talk to Norman, but mother gets in the way and scares Maureen knocking her down the stairs and she gets hit by Cupid's arrow-- in the back of the head. Again, Anthony Perkins does a wonderful job as Norman Bates, what more can be said? Psycho III gets a well deserved and well earned 10 out of 10.


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