Television critic David Bianculli reviews the latest sequel to Hitchcock's thriller, made for the Showtime network. Anthony Perkins reprises his role as serial killer Norman Bates; this time, we get a glimpse of his childhood. Bianculli says it's surprisingly good, and leaves open the possibility for even more sequels.
While network TV takes a break until the fall, cable channels premiere fresh programming for subscribers. Critic David Bianculli reviews Fear, a made-for-TV movie on Showtime, starring Ally Sheedy as a psychic who investigates serial killers.