Psycho IV: The Beginning is a 1990 American made-for-television psychological horror film directed by Mick Garris that serves as both the third sequel and a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho as it includes both events after Psycho III while focusing on flashbacks of events that took place prior to the original film. It is the fourth and final film in the Psycho series and is unrelated to Robert Bloch's third Psycho novel, Psycho House, released in 1990, nor the fourth novel, Psycho: Sanitarium, released in 2016.
It stars Anthony Perkins reprising the role of Norman Bates and co-stars Henry Thomas, Olivia Hussey and CCH Pounder. The film was written by Joseph Stefano, who also wrote the screenplay of the original film. The musical score was composed by Graeme Revell and the title theme music by Bernard Herrmann from the original film was used. It was originally broadcast on Showtime on November 10, 1990.
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