Psycho 2 – Horror Movie Review

Psycho II is a 1983 American psychological horror film directed by Richard Franklin and written by Tom Holland. It is the first sequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and second film in the Psycho series. It stars Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Robert Loggia, and Meg Tilly. The original music score was composed by Jerry Goldsmith.

The film did well financially, grossing over $34 million,[3] which in-part led to two further sequels. The film was received moderately well by critics, and has a 59% rating at Rotten Tomatoes.[4] Roger Ebert noted that the film worked hard to sustain the suspenseful atmosphere of the original.[5] The film was followed by Psycho III (1986) and Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990).

It is unrelated to the 1982 novel Psycho II by Robert Bloch, which he wrote as a sequel to his original novel Psycho.

Psycho II takes place 22 years after the first film. Norman Bates is released from the mental institution and returns to the house and Bates Motel to continue a normal life. However, it soon becomes apparent that his troubled past is going to continue to haunt him.

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PMRBonez88 says:

Good review, I needed that laugh. 😀 HAHA!!!

IcV CaNnOn says:

I love your reviews man, could you review the Black Christmas remake. want to hear your opinions

Homura 焔 Engetsuka says:

Amazing and underrated Horror YouTube Reviewer love your reviews

Rikhar101 says:

Can you do a thoughts and rants video on Halloween: The Night Evil Died

The Late Late Horror Show says:

Awesome review. Man The editing was great Eric. AND…..Sandwiches!!!!!!! Oh and meg tilly is so cute.

Timelord 007 says:

Oh Eric I had to pause your review when you cracked up about Norman losing it & the toasted cheese sandwiches scene, I was crying with hysterical laughter mate, I can’t ever watch this film in the same light again now…naughty Eric lol.

Next time I get laid I’ll tell the woman she smells like a toasted cheese sandwich my mum used to make see what happens…lol

Awesome review my friend, I enjoyed this sequel but watching your review has raised some valid points about the plot holes like allowing Norman to return to the hotel which is ludicrous.

The issue I mostly had was the films final twist ending which is even more ludicrous though because of the reveal in Psycho 3.

Thanks for delivering a entertaining in depth, well written & edited review.

Fluoride Jones says:

6. Cheese Sandwich.
That is all.

James Richardson says:

This is my favorite psycho sequel. I love Meg Tilly in it for some odd reason. And I cannot disagree w/ any of your observations.

The Horror Pit says:

Man I am so jealous of your editing and your FX you use at the start of the video gotta know what programs you use.
btw I love how you said Psycho 2’s book was like Jay and Silent Bob cuz it made me think it shoulda been called
Norman and Silent Mom HAHAHA

wade zills says:

Those sandwiches

darthdevious says:

They ending theme music for Psycho 2 was funky and groovy

Beer Books and Movies says:

Meg Tilly is so sexy.

Mike swart says:

Hey Eric are you going to review the 3rd and 4th movies?

Kissai Sith Jen'ari says:

The sister’s the most hateable one? What about the Bogdanovich of the situation?

Movie Mayhem says:

Final Destination, review it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Philip says:

It is a beautiful movie. Who would criticise it. It is probably not a masterpiece but far from being a taw-dry sequel.
The only thing to criticise is the acknowledgement of debt to Alfred Hitchcock in the credits after the movie ends.
That line destroyed the beautiful image created because it basically flattered the film a bit to unreasonable much.
I truly regret that the producers included that line. It manages to pull down the impression that the movie created.

Jay West says:

Best movie in the franchise, in my opinion.

MovieM@ says:

you have a retarded laugh and you just sound like a creep/dork.

Nacho Mamma says:

I love my horror movies, as everyone knows. I really love the Psycho series, and know the original storyline very well. I have even read the novels by Robert Bloch. Psycho is actually based on the real life serial killer Ed Gein. (You can look that freak up for yourself later.)

In recent years, I have come to enjoy the series Bates Motel. But, I have discovered a MAJOR FLAW in the storyline between the original movie series and the new series, and it goes all the way back to the ending of Psycho II the 1983 sequel.

Here’s the deal.

At the end of Psycho II, Norman Bates is in the kitchen talking with the old lady from the diner where he was working. She reveals that her real last name is Bates and that she is his real mother, and Norma Bates was really her sister & Norman’s aunt. With me so far? Okay.

Now, here’s where the problem exists. In Bates Motel, we discover that Norma NEVER HAD A SISTER! She has a brother named Caleb who raped her, and she conceived her first son Dylan. And that’s another contradiction to the original story. Norman was an only child that was given up to his aunt to raise, because his real mother had to be locked up in the nut house, where she resided until a year or two before Norman was released from the same place.

Am I the only one that has figured out this collection of errors? Or, do I watch too much horror? Answers: I don’t know, and YES! In that order. lol

xRedrawandsoreXx says:

review sling blade nxt

Nemoris Inferioris says:

Oh shit this review was hilarious. I could imagine a reenactment of that “Sandwiches” scene, with a Fat Norman Bates, crying about “Those sandwiches!” lol too much.

BROKENCM1994 says:

How can you completely skip the Mrs Spool shovel scene?!??!?! Thats the best part

Marco Sagrero says:

The trailer was actually good

The Blakk Era says:

Agree with this review wholeheartedly

Do Not says:

Awesome review Eric, love your videos keep up the great work

videoj81 says:

What’s up homie

mistermyers777 says:

Although I don’t agree with your opinion on Psycho 2 ( it’s my favourite sequel) that was a really entertaining review.
As a horror franchise I think the Psycho films are really strong. Interesting to hear what you make of the rest of the sequels and ermmm… that remake everyone hates. I personally think it’s okay. Thumbs up.

SummerBayJournal says:

It’s interesting you say “Everyone loves Psycho 2… let’s see about that.” I remember around 15+ years ago in the early 2000s (before youtube, netflix etc) I discovered this movie on late night TV one night, and I went onto IMDB to see what others thought of it. It was almost universally hated. And not just because that’s IMDB for you. I googled and found almost every movie review/discussion site slammed Psycho 2 as being bad, some for legitimate reasons and others for ridiculous ones. it’s only really in the last 5 years or so, I think in part thanks to Netflix, that people have discovered this movie with an open mind and appreciated the intense psychological writing, the complex murder mystery, the overall atmosphere of the film and most of all the sensitive writing of the characters and the scenario in general. Norman could so easily have just been a cardboard cutout loon (which would have sucked). Anyway my point is, I think this is a movie people appreciate more and more as time goes on, as is evident with how it’s only starting to become popular all these years later.. Seems you’re still a bit late to the party but maybe you’ll catch up with the others in time. Your “alternate” opinion which you seem to pride yourself on at the start of the video doesn’t seem so much alternate to me as just behind the times. Everybody thought these things at first, for some reason, but then times moved on and the movie became appreciated.

Sonny MacGuilicuty says:

“WHATDYA MEAN IM NOT A PSYCHO!?” Lol. Awesome review dude.

Trilby Murfin says:

I just thought of something that would be genius if it turned out Norman Bates and Michael Myers were related and eventually meet to have a battle of the psycho killers


The only negative thing I can say about Psycho II is Jerry Goldsmith’s forgettable music score, I love Psycho II, a great sequel. Jamie Lee Curtis would have been a great choice for this movie, but if she did this film, she might not have got Trading Places, she had to quit horror, she was becoming type-cast! “I’M ENRAGED LOL!”

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