Without a doubt, Psycho Goreman (2020) (also known as PG: Psycho Goreman) was one of the big sensations in last year’s genre festival scene. It was originally scheduled to premiere at the South by Southwest film festival in March 2020, but the festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, it managed to be part of the Sitges Film Festival in Catalunya, MOTELX – Lisbon International Horror Film Festival in Portugal, Monster Fest in Australia, and several others where it collected mostly positive reactions and achieved a good handful of awards and nominations.
The movie centers on siblings Mimi and Luke, who unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord. Using a magical amulet, they force the monster to obey their childish whims and accidentally attract a rogues’ gallery of intergalactic assassins to small-town suburbia. And the result is this insane movie with tons of weird dark humor and horrifying actions. Not the typical kid-befriends-monster kind of film. The punkest movie of 2020, anarchy from outer space.
Psycho Goreman (2020) is the new movie written and directed by Steven Kostanski, the guy behind little horror masterpieces of the new century like Father’s Day (2011) and The Void (2016), and also responsible for other titles like Manborg (2011), Leprechaun Returns (2018), and the segment W is for Wish in ABCs of Death 2 (2014). He is also a prosthetic and make-up special effects expert, having worked in this department in movies like Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011), Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), Silent Hill: Revelation (2012), The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013), and Suicide Squad (2016). So that can give you a small idea of what is to find in Psycho Goreman (2020).
The movie is starred by kid actors Nita-Josee Hanna and Owen Myre, together with Adam Brooks, Alexis Hancey, Rick Amsbury, Reece Presley, Timothy Paul McCarthy, Robert Homer, Scout Flint, Matthew Ninaber as Psycho Goreman, and Steven Vlahos as the voice of Psycho Goreman.
Today January 22, 2021, Psycho Goreman (2020) is having a limited theatrical release via RLJE Films as well as its premiere as part of the Shudder streaming catalog. The movie is also scheduled for a DVD/Blu-ray release set for March 16, 2021. Here you can watch its trailer.
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