By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood September 20, 2013 at 11:34AM
Stephen King Meets Norman Bates! week concludes at Trailers from Hell, with director Mick Garris introducing his own "Psycho IV," starring Anthony Perkins.
After the boxoffice failure of PSYCHO III plans for Anthony Perkins to again direct and star in a follow up were derailed and Mick Garris was brought in to direct. Original PSYCHO scribe Joseph Stefano decided to ignore the plot twists of the previous two entries and the unsold tv pilot BATES MOTEL and treat this one as a direct sequel-cum-prequel to the original. Theatrical play was bypassed and the film debuted on Showtime cable, where it garnered respectable viewership.