Τετάρτη, 15 Αυγούστου 2012

Psycho Sequels and Prequels


The enormous box office success of Psycho motivated producers to release two sequels and a prequel film : Psycho II (1983), Psycho III (1986) and Psycho IV : The Beginning.


Also, there was a pilot spin - off “Bates Motell” and before the release of Psycho IV : The Beginning was released as a TV movie.

Imitations of Psycho


The low budget approach of Psycho and the great story with a twist - ending, inspire a large studio executives and directors to produce relative to Psycho movies : among them I can mention the Homicidal (1961), Strait - Jacket (1964), I saw what you did (1967), also Hammer studio produced Paranoia (Freddie Francis, 1963), Maniac (Michael Careras, 1963) and Hysteria (Freddie Francis, 1963). Also there were The Taste of Fear (Seth Holt, 1961), Fanatic (Silvio Narizzano - the script was developed by Richard Matheson, 1965).

Films and other productions related with Psycho


In 2005 Jonathan M. Parisen, directed the film “A Conversation with Norman”.

Also, there is the film Hitchcock (on production stage now) - directed by Sacha Gerrasi - and the film is about the relationship of Alfred Hitchcock with his wife Alma Recille during the production of Psycho in 1959. Anthony Hopkins will play the part of Alfred Hitcthcock, Helen Mirren will play the part of Alma Reville, Scarlet Johansason as Janet Leigh, Jessica Beil as Vera Milles and James Darey as Anthony Perkins.

An independent documentary film about Psycho


The Psycho legacy released on DVD is an Independent Documentary Film about the influence and impact of Psycho on Cinema. It coveres also the sequels of Psycho like Psycho II, Psycho III and the prequel Psycho IV : The Beginning.

Bates Motel a New Television Series


Bates Motel produced by A&E TV network and it covers the Bates family before the storyline of the original film and especially the early life of Norman Bates.

Elias Stoikos

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