The latest episode of the 80s Horror Memories docu-series looks back at a sequel that was 23 years in the making, Psycho II
JoBlo.com recently launched a new weekly documentary series called 80s Horror Memories, and the first five episodes of the series were all dedicated to films that were released in 1980: Maniac, Dressed to Kill, Alligator, Friday the 13th, The Shining, Prom Night, and The Fog. The second five episodes were a journey through 1981, covering The Funhouse, The Burning, Friday the 13th Part 2, My Bloody Valentine, Halloween II, The Evil Dead, The Howling, and An American Werewolf in London, as well as the careers of horror hosts Elvira and Joe Bob Briggs. The next five were, of course, all about movies that came out in 1982: Conan the Barbarian, The Thing, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, and Poltergeist, with an examination of the short-lived 3-D boom along the way. Now the series is has entered 1983, and after getting started by talking about a trio of Stephen King adaptations, we’ve covered Jaws 3-D, Sleepaway Camp, and the rise of TV horror anthologies. With the latest episode of the series, we’re checking into the Bates Motel with Psycho II (watch it HERE)! To hear all about it, check out the video embedded above.
New episodes of 80s Horror Memories will be released through the YouTube channel JoBlo Horror Originals every Monday.
Here’s the info on 80s Horror Memories: It’s been over 40 years since the decade that shaped the horror movie industry began and having lived through most of those years personally, we at JoBlo/Arrow in the Head have decided to create a 10-part documentary series in which not only cover every nook and cranny of the biggest horror themes from 1980 to 1989 but also what was happening in the world at the time. Join us as we walk down Horror Memory Lane!
And here’s the info on this particular episode: Norman Bates was prime for a sequel after the release of Psycho in 1960. However, in 1983, Richard Franklin finally delivered a sequel 23 years in the making. Let’s flip on that No Vacancy sign as we check back into the Bates Motel with Psycho II.
This episode of 80s Horror Memories was written by James Oster, narrated by Tyler Nichols, edited by Mike Conway, produced by Berge Garabedian and John Fallon, co-produced by Mike Conway, and executive-produced by Berge Garabedian. The score was provided by Shawn Knippelberg. Special Guest: Craig Perry (Final Destination).
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Two of the previous episodes of 80s Horror Memories can be seen below. To see more of our shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals channel – and subscribe while you’re at it!
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