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Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Mystery | Thriller  -  10 November 1990 (USA)
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Norman Bates returns for this "prequel", once more having mommy trouble. This time around he is invited to share memories of mom with a radio talk show host, but the PYSCHO fears that he ... See full summary »

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Norman Bates returns for this "prequel", once more having mommy trouble. This time around he is invited to share memories of mom with a radio talk show host, but the PYSCHO fears that he may kill again for his beloved is impregnated with his child and Norman cannot let another PYSCHO loose in the civilized world. Written by Eric Creed

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You've met Norman... now meet mother.


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The house used for the film was filmed in the Universal Orlando park, then dismantled shortly after filming along with the motel. See more »

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In "Psycho II" Norman says he was 12 years old when he murdered his mother; in "Psycho IV" he is at least 15. See more »

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George Emeric: [about his daughter] She was a world class bitch who didn't deserve a boy like Raymond.
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Follows Psycho II (1983) See more »

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A few interesting twists...
1 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you liked the earlier sequels (with of course, the first one being inimitable) you may find this entertaining.

Tony Perkins seems deranged as ever, and there are some interesting conversations between him and CCH Pounder, (a radio shrink) as she tries to uncover what made Norman Bates the way he is...nature or nurture?... It may be genetic, but it could also have been his mother played by Olivia Hussey, a deranged woman who has an inappropriate relationship with her son.

Henry Thomas ("E.T." and "Beyond Obesession", among others) is sad and affecting as the young Norman Bates, who tries to be a good son to his mother, until she realizes he has become a man, wherein she begins to flip out.

Overall, for die-hard fans of the "Psycho" sequels.


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