VHS Rewind! – Episode 36 – Psycho II (1983)
Season 3 Episode 12
Psycho II (1983)
Yeah, yeah, we know, we get it, we understand,
Hitchcock/PSYCHO, Hitchcock= PSYCHO, Hitchcock is PSYCHO, even more than Tony Perkins’ Norman Bates.
Fuck Hitchcock. Forget Hitchcock. It’s old, he’s old, you’re a poseur to talk Hitchcock, Hitchock this, Hitchcock that.
Dude, whatever. I’m more impressed if you champion the lesser-known, the hardly-known-at-all things: Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues, Vietnamese iced coffee over anything at Starbucks, xerox printed fanzines from the late 1980s / early ’90s over digital musings of the faceless internet, Spider-Man as drawn by artist Ross Andru throughout the 1970s over Spider-Man as drawn by artist Steve Ditko in the 1960s, PSYCHO II over PSYCHO. I can count on the fingers of one hand how many times I have watched the original PSYCHO but PSYCHO II, on the other hand, is, like, well, double digits. Lots of double digits. #polydactylism This is one of the greatest sequels ever made, its ROAD WARRIOR great, 1978’s DAWN OF THE DEAD great (I hate how I actually have to qualify which one I mean because of the abominable remakes/reboots/reruns that are a daily part of our lives nowadays, already deadened by rampant shootings and Donald-Trump-for-president-for-real), STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN ferchrissakes.
This week, VHS Rewind hosts Chris and Mark will have you doubting your sanity with their black-is-white, white-is-black, through-the-looking-glass, PSYCHO II over the original PSYCHO babble.