IMDb > Psycho III (1986)
Psycho III
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Psycho III (1986) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 8 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
5.2/10   7,730 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 6% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Charles Edward Pogue (written by)
Robert Bloch (characters)
Contact:
View company contact information for Psycho III on IMDbPro.
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 »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(58 articles)
User Reviews:
A little too slasher for me See more (100 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)
 

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Psicosis 3" - USA (Spanish title)
"Psicosis III" - USA (Spanish title)
See more »
Runtime:
93 min | Australia:90 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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:
Anthony Perkins originally suggested the film be shot in black and white as a homage to the original 1960 Hitchcock film but Universal opposed it.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: On arrival back from the restaurant, the light in Mrs Bates' bedroom is on. However, when Maureen looks towards it and sees the figure at the window, the light is off.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Maureen Coyle:There is no God!
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Catherine MarySee more »

FAQ

Who is the murderer, and why?
What's the truth behind Norman's parentage?
See more »
39 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
A little too slasher for me, 1 May 2008
Author: Kristine (kristinedrama14@msn.com) from Chicago, Illinois

Psycho 3 is one of those "it's not as bad as you think" type of movies, again, from what I was expecting, I thought it was going to be trash. But I bought the triple feature DVD pack of the Psycho sequels, I watched Psycho 3 last night, it wasn't that bad. The only complaint I have is that it felt a little too Friday the 13th to me, a little too slasher. From the first Psycho, we had more left to the imagination and a little more thriller/mystery, Psycho 3 doesn't use that same formula, but it still leaves you in chills. It is almost kind of a tribute in some of the shots and lines from the original, I think that is thanks to Anothony Perkins, it was interesting to see him direct the film, not the worst I've seen for a horror sequel, but the story itself is alright.

Norman is back in business, running the Bates Motel, he needs a helping hand, so Duane Duke, musician bum, is his new assistant manager. When a former nun, Maureen, comes to stay in the motel, she reminds Norman of Marian Craine, he falls for her. But it's a question if his mother will let him be with Maureen. Duane is also bringing problems back into Norman's killing spree of bar fly's and a homecoming party.

Psycho 3 is worth the look, believe me, when you've seen so many horror sequels that were just beyond horrible, this was a breathe of fresh air. The story does keep your interest, if you are into blood and gore, you will not be disappointed on that note. But I'm looking at this as to what should be a tribute to the first film, the slitting of the throat to me wasn't Norman Bates. But if you want to see the sequel, I wouldn't hold you back, the sequel is worth the watch if you are curious about the sequels, just this was a little too bloody for my tastes.

4/10

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (100 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Psycho III (1986)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Perkins looking crazier than ever obbillo_2000
Parts that made you laugh. *spoilers* Tourniquet77
$5 An Hour xfilesbell
Rate the PSYCHO series ugotit-1
Hell, tell me people, why you HATE this movie so much??? Normal-Bates
Underrated. markbeynon
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Psycho The Cat o' Nine Tails The Bird with the Crystal Plumage Torso Psycho II
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Horror section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.