Norman Bates falls in love with a fallen nun who stays at the Bates Motel alongside a drifter and a curious reporter. Meanwhile, “Mother” is still watching.
Psycho III is a 1986 horror-thriller film and a sequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) and its first sequel, Psycho II (1983). The film was directed by Anthony Perkins, who also reprised his role as Norman Bates, the disturbed proprietor of the Bates Motel.
The film takes place several years after the events of Psycho II, with Norman still struggling to overcome his inner demons and maintain control over his murderous impulses. The plot revolves around a young nun named Maureen who seeks refuge at the Bates Motel after leaving her convent. Norman becomes infatuated with Maureen, leading to a series of unsettling events and a return to his homicidal ways.
The film was not as commercially successful as its predecessors and received mixed reviews from critics. However, Perkins’ performance as Norman Bates was generally praised, and the film has developed a cult following over the years.