A sequel to one of the most popular horror films of all time, this psychological thriller received a pleasantly surprised, positive critical reception. Anthony Perkins returns as Norman Bates, who has just been released from an insane asylum after 22 years, having been judged clinically sane by the State of California over the objections of Lila Crane Loomis (Vera Miles), sister to one of Norman's murder victims. Norman returns home to the hotel and hilltop mansion he once inhabited with his mother. As a parole condition, Norman is hired at a local diner, where he struggles to join mainstream society, despite the stares of patrons aware of his past. At the diner, Norman befriends Mary (Meg Tilly), a waitress, and it seems that he may be putting some semblance of a life back together. But then Norman begins to experience hallucinatory encounters with his long-dead mother, including a handwritten note, a phone call, and a sighting of her standing at her favorite window. Is Norman's psychosis manifesting itself again, or are old enemies attempting to drive him back into an institution? As the pressure mounts, bodies pile up, and Norman's fragile hold on normality becomes more and more tenuous.~Karl Williams
The Blu-ray provided an excellent picture and sound.
Norman Bates is released from the mental hospital and returns home to attempt to live a normal life. Unknown to him the relative of one of his old victim's is out for revenge and will not let him alone. This follow-up movie has an excellent script and the actors and actresses do a good job. This is a very scary movie. Watch it and you won't be disappointed.
Alfred Hitchcocks PSYCHO is a masterpiece and frankly the sequel (directed by Richard Franklin) lives up to the master and then some. The Blu-ray from Shout! Factory has a wealth of interesting extras that are sure to please both die hard and casual fans alike. A film worth revisiting.