The movie was directed by Perkins, in his filmmaking debut. I was surprised by what a good job he does. Any movie named Psycho III is going to be compared to the Hitchcock original, but Perkins isn't an imitator. He has his own agenda.
Psycho III--better in most respects than II--lets you down with the same swampy thud at the end. It's not a catastrophe. It has some good writing, and some better-than-good acting (Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey), directing (Perkins again) and camera work (Bruce Surtees). But it fails any sequel's acid test: It feeds off the original without deepening it.
What a weird experience this movie was, it wasn’t even a Psycho film really (more inspired by the Italian horror films of the time to be honest). Very little enjoyment came out of this bad boy, the best part as always is Anthony Perkins portrayal of Norman Bates but still, not a fun one.
3/10 Jay x
Easily one of the worst third movies I've ever seen. It's down there with Jaws 3, Highlander III, Superman III, and VHS: Viral. Psycho III has a lackluster storyline with crappy characters and a poorly written romance. I guess the only positive thing I have for this movie is Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates. he was terrific as Norman even though the movie around him was crumbling apart.