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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:
Psycho Meets The 80s In A Full Blown Manner 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)
 

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Additional Details

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:
Despite this being Anthony Perkins directorial debut, the cast and crew have stated that they enjoyed working with him throughout the production.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Maureen Coyle:There is no God!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The American Nightmare (2000)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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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Psycho Meets The 80s In A Full Blown Manner, 17 September 2008
Author: Chris Gottschalk from United States

In my view, the first three Psycho films can only be compared to the Godfather trilogy; The first one is amazing, the second one is almost as good, and the third one isn't near as good but still enjoyable. Psycho 3 starts off as a full blown rehash of the first film, but after seeing the ending of Psycho 2, that is not a bad thing at all. Psycho 3 could somewhat be looked at as a rehash of the first film, but it still works out well as a sequel. Of course, Norman Bates is back to the way he was in the first film, which sets up Psycho 3 in a very good way. It really gets inside Norman's psychopathic mind, which is why Psycho 3 has a noticeably darker tone than the other two films. This isn't a terrible aspect by any means. I thought that it added a whole new dimension to the film without being nothing but a repeat of the previous sequels. Psycho 3 also adds plenty of teenage slasher aspects and a very large amount of gore, which also added to the movie in a very good way.

Psycho 3 is directed by Anthony Perkins, who also played as Norman Bates in all 4 original Psycho films (not counting the remake directed by Gus Van Zant). Anthony Perkins gives out many Hitchcock style images that are more of homages than anything. The biggest homage that Anthony Perkins delivered the audience was the scene outside the ice box with the dead body inside. The police officer is reaching for some ice, and suddenly we see that the ice is bloody. This resembles a pure Hitchcock trait, which I really liked to see in a sequel to the master's masterpiece.

I also felt that the performances from the entire cast did an excellent job, especially for the period and genre of the film. Psycho 3 has very solid character chemistry and a very solid cast, which I also thought helped the film out in a great deal. Duane Duke is a character that I really loved to hate. Several other aspects about the cast made me love this film for what it is.

The negative aspects of this film include the loss of power on repeated viewings and the brief moments of cheese. I also felt that the ending didn't deliver spot on as the previous two films did. Whatever the case may be, Psycho 3 is still an excellent watch. It may not by any means be as good as the previous two films, but still a good sequel.

Recommended.

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