Norman Bates returns for this “prequel”, once more having mommy trouble. This time around he is invited to share memories of mom with a radio talk show host, but the PYSCHO fears that he may kill again for his beloved is impregnated with his child and Norman cannot let another PYSCHO loose in the civilized world. —IMDb
Mick Garris (born December 4, 1951) is an American filmmaker and screenwriter born in Santa Monica, California.
He is best known for his adaptations of Stephen King stories, such as directing the horror film Sleepwalkers starring Mädchen Amick and is the creator of the Showtime series Masters of Horror. Garris won a 1986 Edgar Award for an episode he wrote for the Steven Spielberg-produced television series Amazing Stories. Garris directed the FEARnet web series Post Mortem. He hosted the double feature re-release of The People Under the Stairs and The Serpent and The Rainbow on 20 February 2010 in the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. He contributes to the web series Trailers From Hell. Garris was also the co-screenwriter and executive producer of Hocus Pocus. Garris most recently directed the miniseries adaption of Stephen King’s novel Bag of Bones.
Perhaps I'm crazy but this movie actually has good stuff in it! There's a scene straight out of Peeping Tom near the end, and the poisoning scene disturbs. Much more serious than the murdering in Psycho 2 & 3. The scene feels very carefully assembled much like the effect in Hitchcock's film: pulled into a ghost train of a dream. Olivia Hussey as Mother! not to mention the delicious deadpan acting of Anthony Perkins.
Yeah. I understand. The stuff with the adult Anthony Perkins works the best. The kid who plays him maybe doesn't seem to have the same intelligence, the same resignation and anger and wryness, and crazy Olivia Hussey is maybe a bit campy. The whole Radio Studio part looks like a made for HBO movie too.