First off, the score for this film is very unique. Unlike the Psychos before it, this one has Perkins in the director's chair. AND Diana Scarwid of Mommie Dearest! Atmospheric with religious undertones, this one has entertainment value. When compared to Psycho II, it is considered subpar by many, considering it undid the storyline established in that movie. But if you have an afternoon to spend at the Bates Motel, this one will hold your interest.