I have had this movie sitting on my shelf for the better part of 6 years and have never given it a viewing. I got it part of a triple pack with parts 2 and 3. I do love all of the Psycho movies and while nothing will top the original classic I really have a special place in my heart for the 3rd one. Making it into almost a modern day slasher flick. After reading the synopsis of part 4 and that it was mostly a flashback movie and really did not have a whole lot of Anthony Perkins in it I was none too excited. It is a made for TV movie, but really not as awful as I thought it was going to be.
I wish they could have made another slasher-like film like the 3rd one was, but in 1990 slasher films had officially run out of steam and it was time for Psycho to take a new turn. Besides Anthony Perkins at this point was getting older and was sick with HIV and probably not able to put together the performance he once was able too. It was only 2 years after this movie was made that Anthony passed away. If you are a Psycho fan I do recommend seeing this to get the whole story on old Normie. I am glad that I finally gave this a chance. Even though I like the movie and it's not totally terrible, I think it would have been better to stop after the 3rd one. Stay twisted everyone!