Even though Franklin can't fully live up to Hitchcock's style, he shows a pretty intense and mind-blowing story here. We get such a clear feeling of how he thinks and feels, and we realize what a fascinating character he really is. My personal rating: 10 out of 10. I honestly can't get enough of the main score; it's beautiful. Brought out 22 years after the original masterpiece by Hitchcock himself, I can imagine that many fans refuse to give a subjective look at it.
It's a well done thrill- ride, highly entertaining and full of suspense, thanks to director Franklin. However, it recovers quickly during the opening credits when we see the sun set upon Norman's creepy house, making it look lovely. . Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Robert Loggia and Meg Tilly are all great and turn in very good performances. Psycho 2 is worth the watch if you loved the first Psycho, just like I said, I think they did mess up on showing too much blood and gore, Hitchcock got it right by leaving it to the imagination.
You'd think that as it is the sequel to the classic Psycho, it would suck, it does not! The story keeps your attention and there are some chilling moments. Just as good as the original, in my opinion. Having to make a follow-up to a film as unique and wonderful as Psycho seems like an impossible task, but director Richard Franklin and brilliant writer Tom Holland knew how to pull it off. Meg Tilly has a lot of charm and Robert Loggia is very good as the very caring Doctor. Numberless elements could be used as an excuse to avoid this movie and to place it among other pointless and money-making sequels. Anthony Perkins makes the viewer feel sorry for him as he slowly becomes confused again.
He is no longer the villain here, and instead, we just wish that everyone could leave the man alone. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam's California store. Vera Miles turns in a very eccentric performance, it shows how much she hates Norman. Mary tries to keep a cool Norman so she's not the next Marian Craine. Anthony Perkins' performance is too good for words, and the other actors shine as well, especially Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia, and Dennis Franz.
This is the most frightening movie I've ever seen. That puzzlement stays suspenseful for the entire film until the very involved ending. If you were a fan of the original masterpiece and I can't imagine anyone isn't a fan of that , make sure you catch this sequel too!! So I bought it and I watched Psycho 2 last night, it actually was not as bad as I expected. I love it a lot! I was expecting it to be kind of funny in a bad horror movie way but it plays with your mind to such a masterful extent that every time I've seen it I've been shaky afterwards. Sure, some of the twists are far-fetched but overall the continuation of the Psycho couldn't be better.
Psycho 2 shows a lot more blood and gore. It's unpredictable, chilling, gruesome, exciting, interesting, and surprisingly touching. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother. Not only is it entertaining, it has many wonderful twists and turns through out which make it even more enjoyable. My only problem with the film, the blood, Hitchcock did something that made the first film scary, he left things to the imagination, the mind's power and thought is more powerful than seeing something and jumping so quickly to conclusion.
Well done to every one involved. Soon there are people dying again in the infamous Bates ' Motel but who is the vicious murderer this time??? Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. But Anthony Perkins performs well and makes Psycho 2 worth the watch. Number two is a very worthy and underrated sequel, which brings perfect homage to the Master of Suspense best film. I think this is the best Psycho sequel.
There were made two more sequels after this but you can easily skip then. Some people immediately want to forgive and forget but some others are convinced that Norman will soon go crazy again. It was an interesting plot and made the story work, I'm not going to say that it was un-necessary, yeah, Psycho did not need a sequel, but it wasn't a bad movie to watch. One of the best things about this movie is the music. It doesn't serve any real purpose, especially since there is so much more to Psycho than that one famous scene. The only real misfire in this movie is that they showed the shower scene from the original Psycho at the very beginning. This isn't a rip-off of the original like some sequels are; this really stands on its own.
She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. The very creative script - written by Tom Holland - has more than enough positive aspects and perplexing twists to consider the entire movie a triumph. It was a little predictable I think, I had a feeling with Mary, that her story wouldn't end so well, but it's all good, you'll have to see what I mean. Franklin obviously worships Hitchcock which was also clear in one of his previous films - Patrick and this sequels is made with nothing but respect and goodwill. But something is odd, Norman seems actually like he could have a normal life, just everyone is playing tricks on him to where he's loosing his mind once again, or is he? Anthony Perkins does such a good job of playing the rehabilitated Norman Bates who for 2 hours you have to decide if what's going on is in his head or really going on. Jerry Goldsmith contributes some really lovely scores, and they are used perfectly throughout the movie. Norman Bates is back in business, he is released from the mental institution, but when Lila Loomis finds out about this, she freaks out and sends her daughter, Mary into undercover duty to try to get Norman back where he belongs.
This last group of people also has a complete plan worked out to make Norman snap again. Psycho 1960 Subtitles Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. Psycho 2 is over all a decent sequel, I wouldn't mind watching it again actually. It actually takes place 22 years later with Norman Bates judged sane and released from the mental institution. .