Psycho II (1983, USA) C-113m. *** D: Richard Franklin. Starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia, Dennis Franz, Tom Holland, Richard Franklin. Unexpectedly good sequel to the horror classic with Nornan Bates deemed sane by psychiatrist Loggia and released from prison. He returns to his motel and befriends drifter Tilly. Soon he starts hearing voices and strange messages begin to appear. Is his mother "back"? Good score (by Jerry Goldsmith), well-directedů how much you'll like it may depend on your reception of the ending (it is a knock-out). Written by Tom Holland. Followed by PSYCHO III (1986) and PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING (1990).


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