1983 / d. Richard Franklin
Yes, this 1983 follow up isn’t as stellar as the original Hitchcock classic. Nevertheless, it is a fine sequel, continuing the story of Norman and his dearly not-departed mother in the spirit of the original. Fans who are for some reason not interested in the black and white original can appreciate Anthony Perkins here with more spice and Technicolor. PSYCHO III and PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING make a fine marathon for completists, but the franchise is best left here. Enjoy!