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Psycho III (1986)
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Psycho III (1986) Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) is still running Bates Motel all alone and keeping the dressed skeleton of the killer from PSyCHO II. He meets three new people who come to the Motel: a beautiful young woman who has left the convent named Maureen (Diane Scarwid), a guitarist desperate for money named Duke (Jeff Fahey) and a nosy reporter named Tracy Venable (Roberta Maxwell), who is writing an article about serial killers being put back on the streets. As Norman and Maureen begin having a romantic relationship, someone dressed as Mother begins to kill people around the Motel one-by-one. Is Norman taking orders from Mother again, is Tracy trying too hard to prove that Norman is a viscous serial killer, or is there something much more than the obvious?

Movie Tagline:
Unlock the Terror. Unlock the Fear. And enter into the All New Nightmare of...

Title: Psycho III
Release Date: May , 1986
Runtime: 93 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby
IMDB Rating: 4.8
Buried.com Rating: 5.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P

MPAA Rating: R

Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins ...Norman Bates
Diana Scarwid ...Maureen Coyle
Jeff Fahey ...Duane Duke
Roberta Maxwell ...Tracy Venable
Hugh Gillin ...Sheriff John Hunt
Lee Garlington ...Myrna
Robert Alan Browne ...Ralph Statler
Gary Bayer ...Father Brian
Patience Cleveland ...Sister Margaret
Juliette Cummins ...Red
Steve Guevara ...Deputy Leo
Kay Heberle ...Ruthie
Donovan Scott ...Kyle
Karen Hensel ...Sister Catherine
Jack Murdock ...Lou
Katt Shea ...Patsy (as Katt Shea Ruben)
Hugo Stanger ...Harvey Leach (as Hugo L. Stanger)
Lisa Ives ...Belltower Nun
Angele Ritter ...Bartender
Diane Rodriguez ...Nun
Claudia Bryar ...Mrs. Emma Spool (archive footage)
Virginia Gregg ...Norma Bates (voice)

Hilton A. Green
Donald E. Zipfel

Charles Edward Pogue
Robert Bloch

Stephen Bray
Carter Burwell
D. Stanton Miranda
David Sanborn

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"The Scream Of Love"
"Catherine Mary"
"Dirty Street"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Unlock the Terror. Unlock the Fear. And enter into the All New Nightmare of...
  • Norman Bates is back to normal. But Mother's off her rocker again!
  • Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the shower!
  • Norman Bates back home with Mother again
  • The most shocking of them all.
Movie Quote(s):
  • Nun: [to Maureen] Wasn't your own sin red enough? You'll burn in hell for this! You'll burn in hell!
  • Duane Duke: [to Maureen] Stupid bitch! You could have been comin' instead of goin'!
  • Norma Bates: Put me closer to the window. Norman Bates: Someone will see you, Mother. Norma Bates: Are you ashamed of me? Norman Bates: You know why, Mother. They've even written about you in the newspapers. Norma Bates: Stop your whining, boy. All this fuss over nothing. Norman Bates: Not nothing. I-I saw her. Even the initials on her suitcase, "M.C." Marion Crane. Norma Bates: Another of your cheap erotic delusions, out of your cheap erotic imagination. You killed her. The slut deserved it. But she's dead and the dead don't come back. Norman Bates: Y-Y-You came back. Norma Bates: I never went away don't you know that by now? You can't get rid of me. I'll always be with you Norman. Always. Stand up straight and wipe your snotty little nose. If the disgusting little whore is going to upset you so much, just get rid of her. Norman Bates: No! Norma Bates: Then maybe I will.
  • Norman Bates: [to Norma Bates] Mother!
  • Norman Bates: [to Norma Bates] Mother! Oh God Mother! Blood, blood!
Movie Trivia:
  • Mary's book from Psycho II (1983) (called "In the Belly of the Beast") is seen laying in the dirt, by Norman's house.
  • The original script had Duane as the killer emulating Norman Bates's crimes.
  • Director Anthony Perkins originally wanted Jeff Fahey to be completely nude in the foreplay scene between Duke and Red, but Fahey felt too uncomfortable being completely nude on camera, so he was allowed to hold two lamps to partially cover himself.
  • Anthony Perkins' directorial debut.
  • Anthony Perkins originally suggested the film be shot in black and white as a homage to the original 1960 Hitchcock film but Universal opposed it.
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