Psycho III

Psycho III

Anthony Perkins (1986)

18 Certificate


Our Score
Anthony Perkins stars in and directs a rather mean-spirited second sequel to the Hitchcock classic in which Norman falls in love with a suicidal nun, poignantly played by Diana Scarwid. Filled with overwrought in-jokes (the Vertigo-influenced opening), flashbacks to the original film (Janet Leigh's face turning into Scarwid's) and copious blood-letting (the studio added extra gore), Perkins goes for the jugular in a melodramatic, somewhat vulgar, way with the accent on sleazy humour and viciousness. Sadly, Perkins never matches the cleverer Psycho II for whodunnit skilfulness, as he gamely stumbles on without a Hitch.


A novice nun flees from her convent and makes the mistake of seeking refuge at the sinister Bates Motel. Horror sequel, directed by and starring Anthony Perkins, alongside Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey and Roberta Maxwell.

Cast & Crew

Actor Anthony Perkins
Actor Diana Scarwid
Actor Jeff Fahey
Actor Roberta Maxwell
Director Anthony Perkins

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence and swearing.Available on: video and DVD