by Robert Bloch
Cover artwork by Don Ivan Punchaz
Signed Limited Edition - $150.00
Fine in fine dj and slipcase; new and unread, direct from the publisher
OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER
Whispers Press, Binghamton, NY, 1982; 223 pp.; limited to 750 signed numbered slipcased copies, of which this is copy 54; First Edition
Signed on the limitation page by Robert Bloch and Stuart Schiff. Red cloth boards and red cloth slipcase.
Psycho II is a 1982 novel that Robert Bloch wrote as a sequel to his 1959 novel Psycho. The novel was completed before the screenplay was written for the unrelated 1983 film Psycho II. According to Bloch, Universal Pictures loathed the novel, which was intended to critique Hollywood splatter films. A different story was created for the film and Bloch was not invited to any screenings. Universal suggested that Bloch abandon his novel, which he declined and released anyway to good sales.
Norman Bates (disguised as a nun) escapes from the mental asylum where he was committed to at the end of the first novel. The police believe that Bates did not survive his escape attempt because of a fire. However, a growing body count causes his doctor to suspect that Bates is headed to Hollywood where a movie based upon his real-life murders is being filmed.