Psycho IV: The Beginning


1h 38m 1990

Brief Synopsis

A television movie recounting the childhood and adolescence of Norman Bates, the central character in the several "Psycho" films. Told through a series of flashbacks during a late-night radio talk show on the subject of matricide.

Film Details

Also Known As
Psycho 4, Psycho IV: The Beginning
MPAA Rating
Genre
Horror
Thriller
Sequel
Release Date
1990
Production Company
Alterian Studios, Inc.; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Showtime Networks
Distribution Company
Showtime Networks; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, USA; North Hollywood, California, USA; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; California Highway 99, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

A television movie recounting the childhood and adolescence of Norman Bates, the central character in the several "Psycho" films. Told through a series of flashbacks during a late-night radio talk show on the subject of matricide.

Crew

Robert Bernatz

Medic

Rick Bernos

Art Department

Dick Bernstein

Music Editor

Bruce A. Block

Supervisor

Robert Block

From Character

Charles Bornstein

Editor

Bruce Botnick

Music

Mark Bradley

Production Assistant

Jo Brown

Other

Dennis Burnett

Carpenter

Stephen Campbell

Assistant Camera Operator

Stephen Campbell

Assistant Camera Operator

Rodney Charters

Director Of Photography

Cecelia Coker

Production Coordinator

Sandi Cook

Art Department Coordinator

Oscar Luis Costo

Unit Production Manager

Christopher Cowan

Production Assistant

Henry Dando

Carpenter

Janeen Davis

Makeup

Frank Demarco

Other

Dennis Dreith

Music Conductor

Doc Duhame

Stunt Coordinator

Tricia Eckoff

Set Designer

Rae Esposito

Other

Michael E. Finn

Set Production Assistant

Julie Fletcher

Photography

Bruce L. Fowler

Original Music

Mark Garner

Set Designer

John Garrett

Location Manager

Craig Garris

Production Assistant

Cynthia Garris

Other

Daniel Gillet

Post-Production Coordinator

Vincent G Gonzales

Production Assistant

Vincent Gonzales

Production Assistant

Hilton Green

Executive Producer

Michael Z. Hanan

Production Designer

James Harris

Carpenter

Kevin Harris

Other

Sandra Haskell

Script Supervisor

Joanne C Heidrich

Other

James Hendrix

Carpenter

Bernard Herrmann

Music

Christine Holmes

Assistant Production Coordinator

Leslie Jett

Production Coordinator

Melvin Johnson

Casting

Rick Jones

Special Effects

Jerry Ketcham

Assistant Director

Kurt Kulhanek

Production Assistant

Richard Lacy

Assistant Camera Operator

George Lakes

Production Accountant

Larry Landsman

Publicity

Lance Layman

Props

Philip Lee

Camera Operator

Alan Levi

Set Production Assistant

Kevin Lillestol

Post-Production Coordinator

Phil Locicero

Art Department

Bill Loger

Wardrobe Supervisor

Henri Lopez

Sound Mixer

Susan Lundquist

Apprentice

Richard Malone

Carpenter

Les Mayfield

Producer

Robin Mcmillan

Publicity

Michael Metsel

Construction Coordinator

Catherine Meyers

Production Coordinator

Andrea Mol

Production Assistant

Douglas Mowat

Set Decorator

Richard Pecora

Carpenter

Tim Perovich

Props

Richard Preston

Carpenter

Dode Prickett

Production Assistant

Graeme Revell

Music

Wayne Riggs

Scenic Artist

H Allen Robinson Ii

Stunts

Gary Rogers

Assistant Director

John R Salemi

Carpenter

Theron Skees

Art Department

John Stacey

Sound Editor

Joseph Stefano

Screenwriter

Joseph Stefano

Executive Consultant

Leslie Stevens

Production Coordinator

Craig Stout

Art Department

John Tuttell

Assistant Director

Gary D Walker

Hair

Andy White

Carpenter

Amy Stephen Wilder

Stunts

Glenn Wilder

Stunt Coordinator

Mary Ellen Winston

Costume Designer

George Zaloom

Producer

Kim E Zimmerman

Stunts

Mark Zuelzke

Art Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Psycho 4, Psycho IV: The Beginning
MPAA Rating
Genre
Horror
Thriller
Sequel
Release Date
1990
Production Company
Alterian Studios, Inc.; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Showtime Networks
Distribution Company
Showtime Networks; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, USA; North Hollywood, California, USA; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; California Highway 99, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States November 10, 1990

Released in United States on Video August 8, 1991

Released in United States on Video July 13, 1994

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Restored Print & Soundtrack/Cannes Classics) May 12-23, 2010.

Shown at Radio City Film Festival sponsored by Univeral Pictures August 20-24, 1997.

Screenwriter Joseph Stefano wrote the screenplay for Hitchcock's 1960 film of "Psycho" from Robert Block's novel.

Janet Leigh, star of the 1960 "Psycho," directed by Alfred Hitchcock, hosted the original telecast of this sequel on Showtime.

Began shooting June 4, 1990.

Completed shooting July 1, 1990.

Anthony Perkins, who plays the adult Norman, was originally scheduled to direct.

Originally planned for a theatrical release by Universal Pictures.

Print restored and soundtrack restored/reconstructed by Universal Pictures and Audionamix in 2010.

Selected in 1992 for inclusion in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.

Re-released in Zurich September 6, 1991.