Norman Bates gets his groove back in this third installment of the Psycho series.
May 8, 2009
Psycho III (1986) was the last of the cinematic Psycho films (a third sequel was produced by ShowTime). In this film Anthony Perkins takes over the directorial helm. He doesn't do a bad job either in this entertaining third chapter to the Psycho series. A film filled with people about as mental as Norman. Mr. Bates still manages the Bates Motel, But he's also looking for some hired help. He finds a candidate in one Jeff Fahey (a shady and sleazy person if there ever was one). He also finds a tortured soul with whom he "bonds" with (Diana Scarwid). Filled with just enough sleaze and horror to satisfy genre fans.
Anthony Perkins does an sufficient job as director (especially since this was his directorial debut). The film moves at a nice pace and it never disappoints the viewers. I was skeptical about watching this movie because I'm not that much into sequels. But I found this one to be very good. The ending was real creepy and I felt that the series should have ended right there. Since this was the 80's there just had to be one more sequel.