46 - Psycho

Released 17/04/2017

This week, we take a stab at Calvin's favourite film of all time (Psycho) and its surprisingly many sequels and off-shoots (Psycho II, Psycho III, Bates Motel - the TV movie, Psycho IV: The Beginning, Psycho - the Gus Van Sant / Vince Vaughn remake and Bates Motel - the TV series).

The sequel pitches are also particularly on form here, as Calvin dusts off an old Psycho sequel idea he had as a youth, Allen pitches a very different TV series based on the films and Sol takes the podcast into its most self-indulgent territory yet with an entire sequel pitch dedicated to mocking Calvin.

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Films covered in this episode:

Psycho (1960)
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 84%

Psycho II
Allen: ✰ ✰ ½
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰
Overall score: 64%

Psycho III
Allen: ✰ ✰ ½
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 54%

Bates Motel (1987)
Allen: n/s
Calvin: ✰
Sol: ✰ ½
Overall score: 25%

Psycho IV: The Beginning
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 67%

Psycho (1998)
Allen: ✰ ✰ ½
Calvin: ✰
Sol: ✰
Overall score: 30%

Bates Motel (seasons 1-3)
Allen: n/s
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 80%

We review season 4 of Bates Motel in:
"Review of the Year 2017: Part 1"