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Psycho III -- Anthony Perkins directs and stars as Norman Bates who is released from prison and returns home to the Bates Motel where he must face the murderously possessive skeleton in his closet.


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Charles Edward Pogue (written by)
Robert Bloch (characters)
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Release Date:
2 July 1986 (USA) See more »
Unlock the Terror. Unlock the Fear. And enter into the All New Nightmare of... See more »
Norman Bates is back again running his "quiet" little motel a month after the events in Psycho II. Norman meets three new people... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (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)
Mimi Cagnetta ... Nun (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
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Psicosis 3" - USA (Spanish title)
"Psicosis III" - USA (Spanish title)
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93 min | Australia:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: The car that goes into the swamp, although driven by Norman with Duke as passenger, is clearly unoccupied.See more »
[first lines]
Maureen Coyle:There is no God!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Lukas: Mann und Maus (#3.4)" (1998)See more »
Catherine MarySee more »


Who is the murderer, and why?
What's the truth behind Norman's parentage?
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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
good suspense, 20 July 1999
Author: mcfly-31 from anaheim, ca

My fave of the series, this one has a bit more going on than last time. There's also a lot of throwbacks to the original, like Leigh look-a-like Scarwid getting Perkins all aroused, Maxwell investigating Perkins kind of like Balsam in the first, and a stabbing scene very similar to the infamous shower one, with the exception being this times its in a phone booth. This entrys a little more routine than part 2's, with that being a whodunnit. Here, you know whodunnit and basically the characters are more interesting than the story. You wouldn't know Perkins directed with it looking pretty much like any movie youve ever seen with capable photography. And as in the classic part 1, he has it end with his wacko grin glaring up at us. Of course.

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