It has been twenty-two years, and Norman Bates has been deemed sane by the court authorities, much to the dismay of his victims' families. Norman returns home to the Bates Motel and takes up work at a local diner, where he befriends a young waitress and invites her to stay at the motel. Old habits die hard, however, as Norman begins to see and hear things that make him question his sanity... Despite obvious concerns to the contrary, PSYCHO 2 proves to be a smart and suspenseful followup to the 1960 classic that pays its due respects to Hitchcock's masterpiece. Richard Franklin works off of a sharp script from Tom Holland, which offers clever allusions to the original that toy with audience expectations, leaving many shocks and surprise twists along the way! This is achieved not only in the writing, but in bringing back many actors and actresses from the first, in addition to Franklin's visual cues that tip his hat to the Master of Suspense. Anthony Perkins returns as well with another wonderful performance as Norman, falling right back into his most famous role and playing on the audience's sympathies once more. Part 2 is as good as anyone could have ever hoped for in a sequel to PSYCHO.