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Plot: Norman Bates recalls his childhood with his abusive mother while fearing his unborn child will inherit his split personality disorder. Runtime: 96 mins Release Date: 10 Nov 1990
Highly under-rated -- a fitting end to the series (by TelevisionJunkie)
For those who like to nitpick, there are tons of continuity problems in this film from what was established in the other films. As a fan of the series, I noticed many of them myself during the first viewing. But if you look past all that, this truly is a fantastic film. More of a sequel to the original than to "Psycho III" although they sort-of mention the last one , we get the backstory on Norma Bates -- the overbearing mother that drove her son insane. Told through flashback sequences while Norman is reminiscing to a radio-show host, this film delved into the mind of the man <more>
who's remembered as a monster and made him more of a sympathetic character -- though I think everyone who likes the series already took sympathy on the poor man. And we finally get to see what makes a madman mad....Perkins, as always, was in top form playing the character that killed his career. Olivia Hussey was brilliant in the role of Norma. Hussey's performance was riveting -- kind and loving one moment, cruel and loathing the next -- a schizophrenic delight to watch. Henry Thomas did a wonderful job playing the young Norman, showing what the character was like before he went totally over the edge. And CCH Pounder as the radio-host with a heart gives a fantastic performance as the woman who knew what was going on but was helpless to do anything about it....Now on to the gripes that people keep bringing up.... Yes, there are inconsistancies with events as they were described in the other films. But he's on a radio show -- does anyone who knows they're on the radio really tell the whole truth? Olivia Hussey has gotten flack for her accent -- though they never really say anywhere that she's American. Granted, the woman who played her sister in II & III didn't have an accent, but she's not really mentioned here.... And Henry Thomas has gotten reamed for not acting enough like Perkins did in the original -- but the first film took place after the events that occurred in this one. People do change and by the time the first film took place, he was totally off the deep end. If you forget about II & III and don't mind the incest themes, this is a wonderful sequel.Finally, why isn't this one on DVD yet? The other three films have been on DVD for a while, including the cropped-screen release of III. I'd like to replace my crummy Goodtimes Video VHS....
In this the last movie of the Psycho series, Norman has flashbacks to his youth and the circumstances that made him the man he became. There is a sort of bittersweet nostalgia to the memories and the circumstances as well as some loopholes in the continuity. A bathroom appears in mother's room where one never was and the fight scene takes away from the fact that Mrs. Bates and her lover were believed to have poisoned themselves in bed. I guess Norman could have dragged them back up there, but then you'd think that the police at the time would have found evidence of tampering with the <more>
murder scene. Well, this is a small town; they wouldn't have expected such a grandiose plot from such a then expected "nice young man." Olivia Hussey does a good job portraying the shrewish and demented Norma Bates and Henry Thomas of E.T. fame forgets that role to emote Perkins as Bates from the first movie. Putting an end to the Bates legacy sends Norman tripping through memories of his infamous past as the ghosts of his victims come to haunt him, but the ghost of Marion Crane herself is conspicuously absent as it was her who started the series by stealing his boss's money. Otherwise, this is a great end to one of Hollywood's most memorable move series.
I Love It. At last we get to go back where It All Started. For Years I Had Always Wished I Could Find out what happened before Psycho. Know We Know. I Also Like This Film because we Can Understand Norman More. Know why he Commits such Devious Crimes. I Also Had been Waiting to "Meet" Mother. A Must Have For All Psycho Fans.
An enjoyable final chapter in the Psycho trilogy. (by OllieSuave-007)
This is an enjoyable final chapter in the Psycho trilogy, returning Anthony Perkins one final time to the screen as Norman Bates, who this time calls into a radio station to tell his story about his mother to the DJ doing a segment on matricide.It's a intrigue-filled TV movie that cleverly tells the relationship between Norman and his mother and how her domineering and uncaring ways brought Norman to matricide and then, finally, to insanity. Henry Thomas plays a young Norman Bates well - convincing, vulnerable and edgy - and Olivia Hussey plays a Norman Bates with stunning beauty, yet <more>
with craftiness and spitefulness.While the movie focuses on the origin of Norman Bates' insanity and crimes which I thought could have been made a little more creepy , the plot adds a twist to it in the part where the adult Norman Anthony Perkins tells the radio station that he intends to kill again, throwing everybody into added suspense. Everything then comes full circle to a fitting conclusion of the trilogy.Grade A-
Psycho IV is the perfect finale to the film series. We are able to get the entire back-story on Norman Bates. For the first three movies, insight was given revealed about Norman but the insight given still left the viewers with more questions about him. "What was up with Norman's mother?" "Who was Norman's mother?" "What was Norman's mother really like?" "What was it that drove Norman so crazy, so psycho?" - all these questions that fans have wondered will be finally answered in the fourth film: Psycho IV: The Beginning 1990 .For those <more>
that have never seen one of the psycho films, you should watch them in order to build suspense towards the fourth movie "Psycho IV: The Beginning 1990 ".The rating on this movie is entirely to low and has unfair bad criticism in my opinion. It's a good finale.9/10
Psycho IV is a superb piece of story telling. Joseph Stephano has returned as writer for this half prequel half sequel and does a wonderful job of making us once again love our tragic hero, Norman Bates. Anthony Perkins of course is absolute perfection as Norman and through his performace we once again return to his world and finally get a view at his childhood and see what experiences made him into what he became. 8 out of ten for this movie its a wonderful film and should be seen by any fan of Anthony Perkins acting. Also anyone curious to see an excellent psychological film should check it <more>
very entertaining and engrossing (by disdressed12)
i enjoyed this movie a lot.i thought it was well made.it gives a good amount of insight into why Norman Bates became the killer that he was.we are given just the right amount of detail on his past,and not so much that the film gets bogged down in the details.the movie is also tense and suspenseful.there are also some great performances all around,but i was particularly impressed with Olivia Hussey,who plays young Norman's mother.Henry Thomas is also good as young Norman. as far as i recall this movie is less graphic than the sequels,but it is still pretty violent.there is also lots of <more>
sexual innuendo.overall,i found this movie very engrossing and compelling.For me,Psycho IV: The Beginning is a strong 8/10
A worthy final entry in the series (by Woodyanders)
Norman Bates Anthony Perkins, fine as usual calls late night talk radio show host Fran Ambrose nicely essayed by CCH Pounder , who's doing a program on matricide. Norman discusses his sad and tragic childhood and teenage years, specifically focusing on how his mean, abusive, overbearing schizophrenic mother Norma a bravura nasty portrayal by the gorgeous Olivia Hussey severely mistreated him as a young boy a convincing performance by Henry Thomas . Capably directed by Mick Garris, with a smart and insightful script by Joseph Stefano who wrote the classic 1960 original , crisp <more>
cinematography by Rodney Charters, a shivery'n'shuddery score by Graeme Revell, and a sturdy supporting cast that includes Donna Mitchell as Norman's loving wife Connie, Warren Frost as snide expert psychiatrist Dr. Leo Richmond, Thomas Schuster as Norma's jerky sleazeball bully boyfriend Chet Rudolph, and John Landis as radio station manager Mike, this chilling and intriguing made-for-cable-TV prequel makes the grim and pertinent point that murderous monsters are made into what they are by a brutal upbringing. The scenes depicting the bleak and incestuous relationship between Norman and his mother are genuinely unsettling. The murder set pieces are likewise quite harsh and harrowing. A solid and satisfying closer to the popular series.