After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude, but the specters of his crimes – and his mother – continue to haunt him.
“Psycho II” is a horror-thriller movie released in 1983, directed by Richard Franklin and starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly, and Robert Loggia. It is a sequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic “Psycho.”
The movie takes place 22 years after the events of the original film. Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) is released from a mental institution and returns to his family’s motel and house, which have been bought by a young couple, Mary (Meg Tilly) and Tom (Robert Loggia). However, strange things start to happen again in the motel, and people start dying in gruesome ways.
Norman begins to doubt his own sanity as he starts seeing visions of his mother, who he believes is still alive. Meanwhile, Lila Loomis (Vera Miles), the sister of Marion Crane from the first movie, is convinced that Norman is still a danger to society and sets out to prove it.
As the body count rises, the audience is left wondering if Norman is truly innocent or if he has fallen back into his old ways. The movie features several twists and turns, and a surprise ending that is sure to shock viewers who are familiar with the original “Psycho.”