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Director:
Writers:
Charles Edward Pogue (written by)
Robert Bloch (characters)
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Release Date:
2 July 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Unlock the Terror. Unlock the Fear. And enter into the All New Nightmare of... See more »
Plot:
Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls mother... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
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(58 articles)
User Reviews:
Good sequel with some 80's slasher elements added See more (101 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Anthony Perkins ... Norman Bates

Diana Scarwid ... Maureen

Jeff Fahey ... Duane

Roberta Maxwell ... Tracy
Hugh Gillin ... Sheriff John Hunt

Lee Garlington ... Myrna
Robert Alan Browne ... Statler
Gary Bayer ... Father Brian
Patience Cleveland ... Sister Margaret
Juliette Cummins ... Red
Steve Guevara ... Deputy Leo
Kay Heberle ... Ruthie

Donovan Scott ... Kyle
Karen Hensel ... Sister Catherine
Jack Murdock ... Lou
Katt Shea ... Patsy (as Katt Shea Ruben)
Hugo Stanger ... Harvey Leach (as Hugo L. Stanger)
Lisa Ives ... Belltower Nun
Angele Ritter ... Bartender
Diane Rodriguez ... Nun
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claudia Bryar ... Mrs. Emma Spool (archive footage) (uncredited)

Virginia Gregg ... Norma Bates (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Anthony Perkins 
 
Writing credits
Charles Edward Pogue (written by)

Robert Bloch (characters)

Produced by
Hilton A. Green .... producer
Don Zepfel .... associate producer (as Donald E. Zepfel)
 
Original Music by
Carter Burwell 
 
Cinematography by
Bruce Surtees 
 
Film Editing by
David E. Blewitt  (as David Blewitt)
 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor 
 
Production Design by
Henry Bumstead 
 
Set Decoration by
Mickey S. Michaels 
 
Costume Design by
Peter V. Saldutti 
Marla Denise Schlom 
 
Makeup Department
Vivian McAteer .... hair stylist
Mark Reedall .... makeup artist
Michael Westmore .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Don Zepfel .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Daigler .... first assistant director
Katterli Frauenfelder .... second assistant director
Mike Henry .... second second assistant director
Scott Printz .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
'Dangerous' Bob Widin .... property master
Kelly Osborn .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wayne Allwine .... sound editor
Michael C. Casper .... sound re-recording mixer
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound editor
George Fredrick .... sound editor
Ron Harris .... adr mixer
Roger Heman Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Gil Hudson .... adr artist
Jerry Jost .... sound mixer
Angie Luckey .... assistant sound editor
Lorane Mitchell .... sound editor
Joe Parker .... sound editor
John Stacy .... supervising sound editor
John J. Stephens .... sound re-recording mixer
James Thompson .... sound recordist (as Jim Thompson)
David A. Whittaker .... sound editor
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Louis R. Cooper .... special effects
Danny Lester .... special effects
Karl G. Miller .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Syd Dutton .... visual effects
Bill Taylor .... special visual effects
 
Stunts
George Cheung .... stunts
Alexandra Kenworthy .... stunt double
Sandra Kenworthy .... stunts
Glenda Moore .... stunts
Kurt Paul .... stunts
Bob Yerkes .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kirk Bales .... dolly grip
Michael Dugan .... underwater cinematographer
Christine M. Loss .... still photographer
Rick Neff .... camera operator (as Richard Neff)
Charles Saldana .... key grip
Bruce D. Spellman .... second company grip
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Steven Jacobs .... casting: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brian O'Dowd .... set costumer
Liza Stewart .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Leslie Sackheim .... apprentice film editor
Leslie Schwartz .... apprentice editor: film
James Seidelman .... assistant editor
Wally Weber .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Steve Forman .... musician: percussions
Gary Lux .... scoring mixer
David Sanborn .... musician: saxophone
 
Transportation Department
Alan Kaminsky .... driver generator operator
 
Other crew
Betty A. Griffin .... script supervisor (as Betty Abbott Griffin)
Booker McClay .... publicist
Ed McDermott II .... stand-in: re-shoots
Lisa J. Watters .... production coordinator
Jeff Winn .... craft service assistant
Brinke Stevens .... body double: Diana Scarwid (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Psicosis 3" - USA (Spanish title)
"Psicosis III" - USA (Spanish title)
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Runtime:
93 min | Australia:90 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Australia:MA (re-release) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1988) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1986) | France:-16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM18 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1986) | Portugal:M/16 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:15 (re-rating) (2003) | USA:R | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Writer Charles Edward Pogue claims that Perkins would get so many off beat ideas for the film that he would often call him late at night to pitch them.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the flashback of Norman and Mrs. Spool is shown, we see Norman hit her on the back of the head with a shovel. As he does this, we see the shovel wiggle up and down, indicating it is a prop.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Maureen Coyle:There is no God!
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Movie Connections:
Features Wild and Woody! (1948)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dirty StreetSee more »

FAQ

Who is the murderer, and why?
What's the truth behind Norman's parentage?
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30 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Good sequel with some 80's slasher elements added, 9 March 2006
Author: BrianCTyler from United States

PSYCHO III (1986)

directed by: Anthony Perkins

starring: Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey, and Roberta Maxwell

plot: One month after the events of PSYCHO II, Norman (Anthony Perkins) is still running the Bates Motel along with "Mother". Things are going fine until Norman falls in love with a fallen nun (Diana Scarwid), takes in a greedy drifter (Jeff Fahey), a nosy reporter (Roberta Maxwell) sticks her nose where it doesn't belong and a series of murders begins once again.

my thoughts: Although not as great a sequel as PSYCHO II, this is still a good sequel. With Anthony Perkins directing himself, you can expect a good addition to the PSYCHO series.

Now, Norman Bates is dealing with a lot. He's falling in love, a reporter is poking around, and a new employee is close to discovering his secret. The mystery and atmosphere of the first two are still here but it's 1986, the middle of the 80's slasher era. More sex and violence have been added.

We have gorier kills and even Juliette Cummins (FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEW BEGINNING, SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II) playing a slut who is picked up at a bar by Duke (Jeff Fahey), kicked out of his room, and then murdered in the actually pretty cool payphone scene.

These 80's elements do not add much to the film, but certainly do not take away.

Perkins also does a fine job directing, and adds a lot of dark humor to the film.

Definitely check this sequel out, it's not as good as the first two but certainly better than the fourth installment and the remake.

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