Sure, making a sequel to Psycho is just as bad as remaking it. However, Psycho II manages to get by on an entertainment value alone by not trying to top the previous film. In many respects, the film is a brilliant sequel to the original classic. In the same vein as 2010: The Year We Make Contact, somebody decided to make a sequel to a masterpiece a couple of decades later, and I think they did a terrific job. It does have a very Hitchcock feel to it, but even if you didn't know anything about Hitchcock, you wouldn't be able to tell much of a difference, I think. If you do, then you'll appreciate the finer touches. I personally liked the film's death scenes and the effects they pulled off in them. The film is also more of a thriller this time around too. Despite some of the acting and dialogue, it still manages to ring it in and be quite a bit of fun.