Psycho 2 (1983)
Director: Richard Franklin
Main Stars: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly
Storyline: Norman is back 20 years later but the ghosts of his past still haunt him.
Review (Spoils): Declared legally sane Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) is released after 22 years and returns to the old motel and home. From the moment he steps onto the front steps he thinks he see’s someone in his mother’s bedroom window. Norman with the help of his doctor tries to rebuild his life and takes on a job as a cook at the local diner. At the diner Norman hits it off with the new young waitress Mary (Meg Tilly) including taking her in at the motel as she got kicked out by her boyfriend. During all this Norman is getting strange notes left off and on from his mother or someone who is trying to drive him off the edge again. During all this yet again someone is with the classic black dress and wig is slaughtering people but if it Norman?
We have some dumb teenagers, a young Meg Tilly, the classic Norman Bates, a few Mothers, stabbings, deceit and a nasty classic stab in the head. The stab in the head is well worth the film in general.
Rating: Norman is back and to be honest this film is actually entertaining. For a sequel this is not bad and the series carry well with this 20 year continuation. Anthony Perkins and Meg Tilly steal the show in this one and it is actual a pretty decent film.