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 PSYCHO fears that he may kill again for his beloved is impregnated with his child and Norman cannot let another PSYCHO loose in the civilized world.
You've met Norman... now meet Mother.
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Did You Know?
and Psycho III
(1986) screenwriter Charles Edward Pogue
originally pitched an idea for Psycho IV that had Norman's house and motel getting turned into a tourist attraction for horror weekends. Norman then escapes from the mental institution with a mute patient and the actor who was set to play Norman Bates for the horror weekend quits and Norman comes home and gets hired to play himself. Pogue claims that it was meant to be a black comedy but Universal opposed the idea. See more
In the first murder scene when Norman checks on 'Mother' (which is a corpse) from over her shoulder, mother's corpse is blinking and moving during a behind shot. See more
Let me out of here! Norman! You hear me, boy? LET ME OUT!
Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Wacko