10/17/21 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #17 – Psycho III.

Well Hell, it looks like I’m on a bit of a Psycho kick. But I can’t help it. After writing about Psycho II yesterday, it almost felt wrong to not write about Psycho III today. These two sequels work so well together that you may as well watch them back-to-back. Here is the brief imdb synopsis:

Norman Bates falls in love with a fallen nun who stays at the Bates Motel alongside a drifter and a curious reporter. Meanwhile, “Mother” is still watching.

This film is set only a month after the events of Psycho II (hence why the two movies make a good double feature). It continues to reveal Norman’s slow breaking down and reversion back into his split personality disorder. And just like in Psycho II, it’s mostly because of a woman he likes. His “mommy” issues are always sparked by his inner struggle with whether or not to like another woman besides his mother. And Anthony Perkins once again plays it perfect. Perkins also directed this one, and his style and flourish shows. He especially has some fun with some clever scene transitions, like coming from the light from under a door in one scene blending into the reflection of a knife in the next. He really had a good eye. In addition to Perkins fun acting, Jeff Fahey is 100% full creep mode in this one, and he really relishes the role. All in all it’s a fun movie, and another crazy entertaining sequel.

Where to Watch: Streaming on Peacock.

Food/Drink Pairing: A tall glass of bloody ice to munch on.

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