WOLF GUY
URUFU GAI: MOERO ÔKAMI-OTOKO
1975, AGFA, 86 min, Japan, Dir: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi

This Toei Studios-produced adaptation of the Kazumasa Hirai manga features action star Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba in the title role, an enraged, last-of-his-kind lycanthrope who uses his powers to solve crimes. Justly legendary, WOLF GUY mashes up horror, martial arts and cop movies to daze viewers into submission with a barrage of spectral tiger attacks, surgical experiments, government conspiracies and ’70s funk sounds.


PSYCHO III
1986, Universal, 93 min, USA, Dir: Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins directs and stars in this final theatrical installment of the PSYCHO saga. As Norman Bates, he’s still dealing with the fallout from the last group of killings in the form of a nosy journalist and a disgruntled motel employee. On the plus side, he’s fallen in love with a suicidal nun (Diana Scarwid) - but Norman’s over-protective mother never did think much of his taste in women.


PSYCHO II
1983, Universal, 113 min, USA, Dir: Richard Franklin

Two decades after the horrific events of the Alfred Hitchcock original, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) is paroled from a mental institution and returns to the family business, which has been turned into a sleazy adult motel. With a victim’s relative (Vera Miles, reprising her earlier role) vehemently opposed to his release, the pressure hits Norman from all sides, and it’s not long before “Mother” reappears and the bodies start dropping again. With Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia and Dennis Franz.


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