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Psycho III (1986)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  2 July 1986 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Stuntman Kurt Paul played "Mother", except for when we actually see Anthony Perkins dressed up as "Mother" at the end (it was the second time Perkins dressed up as mother since the original film). That's why we never get to see Mother's face on screen - "her" face is always blacked out or hidden in the shadows. See more »

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When Norman & Maureen return from the restaurant, it is raining. They walk out of the cab, and get soaking wet. Moments later they go into Maureen's room, and in the next scene Maureen's hair is dry. See more »

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[first lines]
Maureen Coyle: There is no God!
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A nightmarish journey by multi-coloured lantern lights...
28 June 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Derided and ridiculed as just another 80's slice em' and dice em' gore-fest, this film has been criminally overlooked and underrated for over twenty years. What the vast majority have seemed to miss is the subtlety and richness of a beautifully lensed film which provides one of the most chilling atmospheres to a mainstream horror movie.

Anthony Perkins showcases just how adept he is both in front of and behind the camera in his directorial debut, and it is a crying shame that we didn't get to enjoy any further nightmarish visions. Re-watch this work of genius and see for yourselves.

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