Psycho House

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Psycho House
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First hardcover edition
Author Robert Bloch
Country United States
Language English
Genre Psychological Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date
1990
Media type Hardcover & paperback
ISBN 0-312-93217-0
OCLC 20391667
813/.54 20
LC Class PS3503.L718 P75 1990
Preceded by Psycho II

Psycho House (sometimes referred to as Psycho House: Psycho III) is a 1990 novel that Robert Bloch[1] wrote as a sequel to his 1959 novel Psycho and 1982 novel Psycho II.[2]

The novel is not related to the 1986 film Psycho III or the 1990 film Psycho IV: The Beginning. However, it may have been inspired by the telefilm Bates Motel.

Plot summary[edit]

Ten years after Norman Bates' death, a local entrepreneur has rebuilt the Bates Motel in Fairvale as a tourist attraction. Amy Haines travels to the infamous "Psycho House" to write a book about Bates when mysterious murders begin to occur. Haines faces resistance from the community when she enlists the help of a group to investigate the murders.

Review[edit]

Bloch's latest horror story is a disappointing effort, despite his attempt to exploit the character of Norman Bates of Psycho fame. Having decided to write a book about Bates, Amy Haines travels to Fairvale for material. She arrives in the wake of a young girl's knife-murder at the "Psycho House," a tourist trap re-creation of both the infamous Bates Motel and "mother's house." ... Though Bloch provides all the elements of a horror story, they fail to coalesce into a truly frightening yarn.

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Publishers Weekly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Psycho House (Psycho #3) by Robert Bloch". goodreads.com. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  2. ^ J/Metro (August 31, 2011). "Psycho House by Robert Bloch". Midnite Media. midnitemedia.blogspot.ru. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Psycho House by Robert Bloch, Author". Publishers Weekly. publishersweekly.com. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 

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