A mentally disturbed man, who roomed with the late Norman Bates at the state lunatic asylum, inherits the legendary Bates Motel after the death of Norman and tries to fix it up to make it a respectable business.
Norman Bates is back again running his "quiet" little motel a month after the events in Psycho II. Norman meets three new people, one being a beautiful young nun with whom his budding relationship is beginning to make his "Mother" jealous. He also hires a young man in need of a job to take care of the motel. A snooping reporter is showing interest in Norman's case. What will these new friends do for Norman?Written by
The television version has a completely different beginning with titles that appear before Maureen is seen. Also, the first thing heard on the television version is not "there is no God". When Maureen leaves the convent, the television version has narration giving information about Maureen. The beginning titles do not appear while she is walking to the highway in this version. See more »
Leave it to Anthony Perkins, probably the only person who knows Norman Bates better than creator Robert Bloch or director Alfred Hitchcock, to create and have a hand in Norman's descent into madness and subsequent struggle for normalcy. After the circumstances that drove him mad in the last movie, he tries to return to sanity by befriending and romancing another disturbed woman he considers his soul-mate. Diana Scarwid has a fine role as a near clone of the Janet Leigh character as she herself flashes between reality and confusion. Norman is her hero, and she is his queen in this unrequited love story. Jeff Fahey is the jerk and opportunist who throws the wrench in the works just as Norman tries to forget mother and what she does to him. The murders are gratuitous as if to compete with Jason and Freddie and there is some tongue-in-cheek dark humor directed as the series as Murphy proves time and time again: what can go wrong, will.
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