Psycho IV: The Beginning

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Psycho IV: The Beginning is a made-for-Cable-TV sequel to the original Psycho film, wherein Norman now is involved with a psychologist and is a father, but still remains haunted by his desires to kill. He contacts a radio talk show that's discussing matricide to express his conflicted feelings over things he did as a youth and how his twisted decent into violent madness began. While seeing the demented mother alternately seduce and abuse Norman into the twisted maniac he becomes, it's hardly sufficient to elevate the filler tale above being a curiosity. Missing the guidance of Alfred Hitchcock, the story lacks subtleties, is more linear and lacks most surprises. More for die-hard fans of the Psycho franchise and those who just want to see his tragic, awful backstory than anyone else.

Erik M.

Continuity mistake: Norman pours poison into the pitcher of iced tea. In the next shot, we see him carrying the pitcher and two full glasses on a tray - but the level of liquid in the pitcher hasn't changed, even though he's supposedly filled the glasses from it. Later, when the pitcher is sitting on Mother's dresser, the pitcher's level is lower, but no one has poured anything from it. (01:00:05)

Jean G

More mistakes in Psycho IV: The Beginning

Mother: Get that whore out of my house.
Young Norman Bates: She's not a whore, mother.
Mother: I said get rid of her. Or do I have to do it myself?
Young Norman Bates: No, Mother. I'll get rid of her.
Mother: Kill her.
Young Norman Bates: Kill her? I can't! No! No, I can't.
Mother: Alright. Alright. Then I'll do it for you.

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