The return of Norman Bates
The enormous commercial success of Psycho, motivated studio executives to produce the sequel of original film. Psycho II is a film based on the original film’s storyline and the storytelling conditions as the villain character of Psycho - Norman Bates - is back to Bates Hotel after 22 years in mental institution.
Psycho II was produced in 1983 by Bernard Schwartz and Hilton A. Green. The script was developed by Tom Holland and it was directed by Richard Franklin. Psycho II distributed by Universal Studios.
I need to highlight that there is also the Psycho II novel but t it’s not related with the film Psycho II. The novel Psycho II was written by Robert Bloch as sequel to novel Psycho I.
The Plot of Psycho II
Do not play with filthy girls
- Mother Bates -
Norman Bates is back, he’s trying to reconstruct his motel and his life after 22 years in a mental institution. Lila Loonis (the part is played by Vera Milles) has a different idea and with her daughter Mary Loomis is trying to drive Norman Bates crazy and put him back into a mental institution.
Handwritten notes of mother Bates are found, telephone calls to Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) from a mysterious voice pretending to be the mother Bates. A mysterious figure in a black dress stairs out of the upstairs window resembling the mother Bates. Unexpected and unexplained killings occur at Bates Hotel and the mind of Norman Bates is again trapped into a logarithm of schizophrenia - into the twilight of death and live - between the personality of Norman and his mother.
To be continued