Rating out of 5 possible lobsters :
"Norman Bates is back to normal. But Mother's off her rocker again!"!
Norman is back... again! Psycho III continues right from Psycho II. I really like it when movies do that with their sequels! Ohhh Mother... Anyway...
A disturbed young Nun named Maureen, after accidentally causing the death of another Nun, finds her way to the
Bates Motel after leaving the Convent. Norman is at the Motel where it's business as usual when he sees
Maureen stumble towards him. Maureen has a strong resemblence to Norman's shower victim from the first
Psycho Movie, Marion Crane. Once Norman sees her he starts to remember the killing of Marion and then he
starts to hear dear old 'Mother' who tells him once again to kill her. Norman refuses so 'Mother' attempts to kill
Maureen in the same room that Marion was killed in but instead Maureen is found trying to kill herself in the
bathtub. Next thing we know Norman is at the hospital with her as she recovers from her self inflicted wrists
wounds. Norman then offers to help get her life back on track but he begins to develope feelings for Maureen.
Mother is not pleased! A drifter from the beginning of the movie(he gave Maureen a ride) named Duane Duke
starts to work at the Motel as an extra hand but it isn't long before he starts to realize that something fishy is
going at the Motel. That being lots of murders and one big cover up. In the meantime Norman tries to have a
relationship with Maureen without 'Mother' coming between them but that proves to be quite the challenge. Will
Norman and Maureen live happily ever after or will Mother spoil the party but sharpening her favorite knife? Or
maybe Duane Duke will spoil the party by coming out with what he knows about what's going on at the Bates Motel.
This was another great sequel in the Psycho series. And it is also the directing debut of Anothy Perkins. It's a bit
of a turn from the previous two movies with lots of the red stuff, T&A and some humor but it worked well. It all
added up to one great slasher flick with everyone's favorite split personalty character. My only minor complaint
is that you know right off the bat who Mother really is. That being Norman. He's crazy once again like he was in
the first movie. Did that hurt the story any? No way! No one acts better in horror movies than Anthoy Perkins
and that is what makes this film so great. We all know Norman is 'Mother' but he still he makes us doubt ourselves somewhat to who the killer is. He's the master of the split personality!
"Norman is one bad ass cross dresser!"
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