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.
While trying to understand a frightening reoccurring nightmare, a pledge is coaxed into breaking into her father's department store by her sorority sisters, where a deranged killer targets the girls and their boyfriends.
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.Written by
There are two characters with a last name Loomis. Loomis was the name of the doctor in Halloween (1978). See more »
In Psycho 1 Norman tells Marion when she s checking into Bates motel "There s a big diner 10 miles up the road just outside of Fairdale." When she asks if she s that close to Fairdale Norman replies "15 miles(from the motel)", meaning that it s only 5 miles from the diner to Fairdale, that the diner is closer to Fairdale than it is to Bates motel.
In this film Nornan tells Mary the diner is closer to his home and motel than it is to Fairdale. See more »
Mother, oh God, Mother. Blood! Blood!
The basis of the staff report Norman Bates is judged returned to sanity and is ordered released at will.
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Scenes of gore were shortened in the original theatrical version. However, the current Region 1 DVD includes all gore as well as some slightly longer scenes. See more »
When I went to my local video store a year and half ago, I noticed that there were no less than four "psycho" movies there. Having seen the original, I figured that they would all be cash-ins. Two weeks ago I finally hired psycho 2 in to finally prove my point to myself. I was wrong. This movie has everything a sequel to psycho could need. A great plot (probably better than the first one's), excellent direction, and great acting. Perkins is so much better here than in the original psycho that one can't help thinking it's a shame that he passed away. There are heaps of reasons to see this movie, and very few not to if you're a suspense fan. If you liked the original you'll love this, and even if you didn't you'll still love it.
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