Psycho IV: The Beginning
Psycho IV: The Beginning (1991)

This third sequel to Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller was originally made for cable television and looks into murderous Norman Bates' traumatic past in hopes of explaining his need to kill.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1991
DVD Release Date: August 8, 1991
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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

A feeble addition to the Norman Bates canon.

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Andreas Samuelson

People expecting some paranoia horror or gory murders will be hugely disappointed.

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Cassandra Maples
An interesting and quite psychologically accurate telling of how Norman Bates became the world's most famous momma's boy. Henry Thomas was a good… More
A.D. Villarreal
Well intended but ultimately unnessesary sequel/prequel that finds out what Norman's been up to as well as fleshing out the origins of Norman's… More
Alex roy
Psycho IV is the conclusion to the Norman Bates saga. In this film, we get the back story and why Norman Bates became so demented. I think it's a great… More
David Ladd
Psycho IV was the swan song for America's favorite nutcase, as Anthony Perkins died of AIDS complications only a year or so after making it. But the… More
Aj V
We finally get to see exactly what makes Norman Bates a psycho when he tells all on a radio show, of all things. The cast is good, it's still got Perkins,… More
jd cryptic
Great film. This shows the life of Norman Bates, how he was raised and what contributed to his madness. An original take on the series. It's not scary, nor… More