Psycho 2 (1983) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Psycho 2 (1983)

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  • Release Date:  1983
  • Genre:  Madness & Paranoia, Slasher
  • Director:  Richard Franklin
  • Screenwriter:  Tom Holland
  • Cast & Crew: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia, Dennis Franz, Hugh Gillin, Claudia Bryar, Robert Alan Browne, Ben Hartigan, Lee Garlington, Tim Maier, Jill Carroll, Chris Hendrie, Tom Holland, Michael Lomazow

Psycho 2 (1983)Rating:

  • Dylan = 8 / 10;
  • Andrew = 6 / 10;
  • IMDB = 6.5 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 5.3 / 10

 Psycho 2 (1983)Synopsis:

Having spent twenty-two years in a mental facility, Norman Bates is released by a judge and cleared of insanity. Lila Looms warns everyone of Norman, bringing up his history of murder, which she ends up predicting, will happen again…

Psycho 2 (1983) Review:

In a follow-up to Hitchcock’s classic Psycho, the sequel is initially interesting to see how Norman Bates was going to be let out of the loony bin. Psycho 2 had to have a very smart beginning, with a solid explanation in order to make the story believable and a general acceptance to the film. Right from the get-go, it was pleasing to see an established actor like Robert Loggia in the film. Besides Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles was a huge get to do the sequel as Lila Loomis.

Plot-wise, it is not worth going into much details. The movie still offers an intelligent story and character dialogues, so little expectation and knowledge is probably best for the viewer when first watching. Psycho 2 is a great combination of psychological horror and slasher, with the only negatives being some dull scenes and moments of poor acting. This might be a stretch statement but Anthony Perkins might be at his best as Norman Bates in Psycho 2, and I highly suggest seeking out this film.

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