The films trailer
Psycho II Teaser:
Psycho II Trailer
The Psycho III Trailer
Bates Motel. The NBC TV movie that threatened us with a series. Bud Cort stars.
Psycho III the bastard title sequence.
For those of you who remember the film BRAZIL you may know that there is a "Love Conquers All" version. This TV version of PSYCHO III was done around the same time. Several films were sold for syndication in a package and reworked. DUNE PSYCHO III AND BRAZIL got the short end of the stick.
Here is the bastardized title sequence from PSYCHO III
Part of the Psycho III opening credits. You'll notice there voice over is gone.
That was part of the package for all the films sold into syndication that season. Crappy narration was added and sometimes even pastel drawings were used to fill areas where there was no footage shot. Like the opening you just saw.
Psycho IV introduction by Janet Leigh
Gus Van Sant's 1998 Project:
While I dont mind a retelling of the story this new version was not shot for shot as Universal advertised.
Shot for shot my ass
There is a sea of psycho-esque nods tributes and (like all the sequels) rip-offs.
Here is an offensive rip-off:
The preview of this episode is not as offensive as the actual thing. I just can't get past the Knight Rider bastardization of the score.
One cute nod to Psycho was in an episode of Amazing Stories called "Welcome to my nightmare" in which a boy who is obsessed with the film Psycho get stuck in the film and realizes its no laughing matter. I'd love to show you a clip but it has not surfaced on the internet yet.