Saturday, May 08, 2010

Psycho III

While I have great love for Anthony Perkins and the Norman Bates character there is no way in hell this should have let him have his directorial debut with this feature. It's simply too vane and Perkins hams it up to the point of utter distraction. About the only thing he did right was bring back Virginia Gregg (sadly her final film) who voiced mother in the original as well as the sequel. Perkins had worked on Ken Russell's CRIMES OF PASSION before this and it seems as though this is what he used as inspiration here the result being we are subject to far more psychosexual introspection than we should be and it guts the heart out of the picture. By all means worth a look for the die hards but by no stretch of the imagination a good film.


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