Psycho IV: The Beginning is a 1990 made-for-cable-television horror/drama film that serves as both the third sequel and a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film 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.
It was first broadcast on the Showtime cable network on November 10, 1990. It stars Anthony Perkins, Henry Thomas, Olivia Hussey and C. C. H. Pounder.
The film was written by Joseph Stefano, who also wrote the screenplay of the original film.
The original musical score was composed by Graeme Revell and the title theme music by Bernard Herrmann from the original film was used.
The setup of the film is Norman calling into a radio talk show where the topic is matricide.
He shares his childhood memories of growing up with his mother, which are told in flashbacks. Meanwhile, Norman's wife Connie is pregnant.