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Video Essay Highlights The Brilliance Of PSYCHO II

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A new video essay looks at one of the most under-rated sequels of all time.

I'm not going to say that 1983's Psycho II is a better movie than Hitchcock's 1960 original, but I will confess I find it the more rewatchable movie of the two. Thanks to the contributions of director Richard Franklin, screenwriter Tom Holland, cinematographer Dean Cundey, composer Jerry Goldsmith and of course, leading man Anthony Perkins, it's a remarkably well constructed thriller and a perfect example of how a sequel can advance its predecessor's mythos without merely hitting the same marks.

In recent years, Psycho II's reputation has grown and it's no longer reductively compared to Hitchcock's movie. One of its fans is Rob Ager, who has put together the below video to highlight just how great a movie it really is.