Psycho 2 (II) (1983) Movie Review

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Psycho 2 (II) (1983)

1983 | R | Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Crime
113 minutes / 1h 53min

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Psycho 2 (II) Plot Synopsis:

Now declared legally sane, Norman Bates is released from a mental institution after spending 22 years in confinement over the protests of Marion Crane's sister Lila Loomis, who insists that he's still a killer and that the court's indifference to his victims by releasing him is a gross miscarriage of justice. Norman returns to his motel and the old Victorian mansion where his troubles started, and history predictably begins to repeat itself.

Psycho 2 (II) (1983) Review

The popularity of the "Halloween" and "Friday the 13th" series’ by 1983 would lead to a sequel of "Psycho", a film that needed no further installments. With that said "Psycho II" is an interesting horror flick that succeeds in some areas, but still falters due to typical American cinematic cliches. Anthony Perkins has been locked away in a mental institution for over 20 years, but is finally released. Vera Miles (the sister of Janet Leigh in the original) protests, but her arguments fall on deaf ears. Now Perkins is back in town and trying to do right by working in a small diner. Soon he starts to see his long-deceased mother in the Bates Motel window and brutal murders start once again. Could it be Perkins or is someone else feeding their deviant need to kill? Perkins continues to create more depth to an amazingly complicated character and he gets ample support from performers like Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia and Dennis Franz (he has some impressive moments throughout). Honestly though classics should never be touched and the conclusion to the original said enough. The sequels should have never come about.

  • Psycho 2 (II) Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 5.98
  • IMDB: 6.4
  • MetaCritic: 5.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.1

About Psycho 2 (II) 1983

Title: Psycho 2 (II)
AKA: Psycho II
Year: 1983
Runtime: 113 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Crime
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.99/5 stars from 20,116 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 20,116
MPAA Rating: R
Psycho 2 (II) Cast Starring: Tom Holland, Robert Loggia, Meg Tilly, Anthony Perkins, Lee Garlington, Virginia Gregg, Chris Hendrie, Jill Carroll, Oz Perkins, Vera Miles, Hugh Gillin, Osgood Perkins, Claudia Bryar, Robert Alan Browne, Bob Hilgenberg, Ben Frommer, Gene Whittington, Robert Traynor, George Dickerson, Thaddeus Smith, Sheila K. Adams, Dennis Franz, Victoria Brown, Ben Hartigan, Tim Maier, Michael Lomazow
Psycho 2 (II) Writers: Tom Holland, Robert Bloch
Psycho 2 (II) Director: Richard Franklin
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
Language: English
Country: USA, Australia