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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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When Anthony Perkins saw the first screening of the film, he called it the best out of all the Psycho sequels. See more »

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As young Norman carries his mother down into the fruit cellar, he drags her down the stairs, and she is wearing shoes. In the next shot, before Norman puts her in the rocking chair, she is barefoot. See more »

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Dr. Leo Richmond: This abuse your mother heaped on you, you didn't mind it so long as it was just the two of you, isn't that what you're trying to say?
Dr. Leo Richmond: As bad as it was, it was okay, perhaps even enjoyable until she brought home a boyfriend?
Dr. Leo Richmond: Could it be there was a little jealousy there, Ed?
Norman Bates: If the doctor's trying to turn this into some kind of an incest tragedy, tell him to forget it, Fran.
Fran Ambrose: Forget it, Doc.
Norman Bates: I mean, if it was that kind of thing, I wouldn't have killed all those other women, would I?
Dr. Leo Richmond: How many did ...
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Another good addition to the Psycho series.
25 April 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Psycho IV: The Beginning was an enjoyable movie in my opinion. I really loved the character Fran Ambrose and CCH Pounder's performance. This film is quite disturbing at times, but I think it's a nice touch. I just don't understand why this film was made only for cable. It was decent, and far above average for a made for TV/straight to video film. As with all sequels, this film does seem to have some plot holes and continuity errors, but it is, in general a decent sequel to Hitchcock's masterpiece. I think that Psycho II was the best sequel in the series, but I like Psycho III and IV the same. They are all great films. Also this film is nowhere near as violent or bloody as Psycho III.

A great TV movie. With a few minor changes, you wouldn't know that this was made for TV!!

Highly recommended!


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