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Trailers from Hell: Mick Garris on 1990's 'Psycho IV: The Beginning'

Photo of Trailers From Hell 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.
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Anthony Perkins in "Psycho IV"
Anthony Perkins in "Psycho IV"

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.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.