Psycho II is a 1983 American psychological slasher film directed by Richard Franklin, written by Tom Holland, and starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Robert Loggia, and Meg Tilly. It is the first sequel to Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho and the second film in the Psycho franchise. Set 22 years after the first film, it follows Norman Bates after he is released from the mental institution and returns to the house and Bates Motel to continue a normal life. However, his troubled past continues to haunt him as someone begins to murder the people around him. The film is unrelated to the 1982 novel Psycho II by Robert Bloch, which he wrote as a sequel to his original 1959 novel Psycho.
Producer Hilton A. Green originally suggested Jamie Lee Curtis to play Mary Loomis due to her being the daughter of Janet Leigh and having success with Halloween (1978). Jamie Lee Curtis had a scheduling conflict though, and did not want to return to the horror genre after getting such a huge role in 1983's top comedy, Trading Places (1983).
Meg Tilly has expressed that her worst film experience was working with Anthony Perkins and director Richard Franklin in Psycho II (1983) saying that they were both very difficult to work with. She has also said her best film experience was working with director Norman Jewison and co-stars, Jane Fonda and Anne Bancroft in Agnes of God (1985). Interestingly, both films resulted in Tilly being nominated for several awards, including a Golden Globe and an Oscar (Academy Award).
Meg Tilly was the \"It girl\" in Hollywood from about '82 to '85 when she starred in Agnes of God (1985), Psycho 2, The Big Chill (1983), Tex (1982) and Off Beat (1986). Tom Holland the writer of Psycho 2 met her on set and got along with her famously.
When Warren Toomey calls Norman a \"psycho\" at the restaurant and then later drives by shouting \"psycho\" at the Bates house, these are the first times we hear the word ''psycho'' spoken in a Psycho film.
Actress Meg Tilly has starred in two sequels to two classic movies. She first starred in 'Psycho II' (1983), the sequel to Psycho (1960), then later starred in The Two Jakes (1990), the sequel to Chinatown (1974). These four pictures were each first released in four different decades.
The story considers how society mistreats those suffering from psychosis, and how being mistreated feeds into and affects their behaviour. It asks whether otherwise functional individuals, who are fragile, can be pushed over the edge by manipulative agents pulling their strings and working against their best interests. It also considers if such manipulation can be justified.
23 years after he was sent to a mental institution after being found guilty of killing several people, the outwardly mild-mannered psychopath Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) is released, deemed no longer a threat to society.
72 of 89 children born by opiate- and methadone-addicted mothers were reinvestigated 1 to 10 years after birth. Only 25% were found to by physically, mentally and behaviorally normal. 56% were hyperactive, aggressive, with a lack of concentration and social inhibition. 10% had a severely and 11% a moderately impaired psycho-motor development mainly due to deprivation. 43% of the children had been removed from their mothers by the courts. The average number of shifts from one milieu to another was 6 per child with an upper range of 30 shifts for some of the children. The average number of shifts from one caregiver to another was 5 with an upper range of 11. These findings indicate that there is an urgent need for politicians, social welfare and health personnel to reexamine their roles in helping these children, who will otherwise develop into a new generation of social loosers. 59ce067264