Monday, July 7, 2008

Psycho 3

Psycho III (1986)

Extremely Trashy
Ranking: No

I don't really remember what happened in this movie, but I think it had something to do with a nun (Diana Scarwid) who loses her faith in God or something and winds up at the motel. And then there's like, this reporter (Roberta Maxwell) who's doing a story on crazy people. Or something. And then there's this really sleazy guy (Jeff Fahey). I can't remember what the hell the point of him was.

Anyway, Norman Bates goes crazy and kills a bunch of skanky people. And falls in love with said nun, who reminds him of Marion Crane. Apparently, she falls for him too, even though he's totally weird.

This installment in the Psycho series was directed by Anthony Perkins, which means he doesn't have to act at all! Hey! Ugh. He was annoying in Psycho 2, but this was almost unbearable. The pauses in between every other word... and the twitching! Dear God! It was hard to watch.

I don't remember any of the other actors being very good, although I wasn't really paying attention to them.

Oh my God. It was so unbelievable. I mean, is chick chick really going to go for a guy who's that weird and creepy. And such a spaz. Jesus. I guess she was a nun and all. Being shut up in a convent for all those years... it's a wonder she didn't go for sleazy guy.

We also get a little more back story on Norman, although it's mostly along the lines of 'all the crap they told you in part two wasn't true', which is, you know, really enlightening. Like I care.

Blarg. Another pointless, sloppy and not particularly interesting sequel - according to IMDb, Anthony Perkins only directed one other film, something called Lucky Stiff which I've never heard of but apparently has something to do with cannibalism.

Watched Psycho 4, too, and I'll be putting a review up when I'm not doing anything else. Tomorrow maybe.


Directed by: Anthony Perkins. Written by: Charles Edward Pogue. Starring: Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey, Roberta Maxwell, Hugh Gillin, Gary Bayer

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