US horror sequel directed by Richard Franklin. Ex-motel owner Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) has spent most of his adult life in a secure prison, following murders he committed some 20 years before. Now judged to be legally sane by a psychiatric report, Norman is released and returns to his gothic family home. However, when he takes in a young female lodger, the old demons seem about to resurface. The cast also includes Vera Miles, Robert Loggia and Meg Tilly.