This third sequel to Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller originally aired on cable television (Showtime) and looks into murderous Norman Bates' traumatic past in hopes of explaining his need to kill. Norman calls into a radio talkshow, the subject of which is matricide (mother-killing), and he begins to tell the tales of his victims and his domineering mother... after revealing that he's going to kill again. Radio hostess Fran Ambrose attempts to discover his true identity and prevent him from committing more murderous acts.

    Anthony Perkins - Norman Bates
    Henry Thomas - Young Norman Bates
    Olivia Hussey - Norma Bates
    CCH Pounder - Fran Ambrose
    Warren Frost - Dr. Leo Richmond
    Donna Mitchell - Connie Bates
    Thomas Schuster - Chet Rudolph
    Sharen Camille - Holly
    Bobbi Evors - Gloria
    John Landis - Mike
    Kurt Paul - Raymond Linette
    Louis Crume - George Emeric
    Cynthia Garris - Ellen Stevens
    Doreen Chalmers - Mrs. Lane
    Alice Hirson - Mother (voice)
    Ryan Finnigan - Norman (age 5)
    Peggy O'Neal - Nurse
    Bob Barnes - Salesman
    George Zaloom - Janitor