- Director: Steven Kostanski
- Writer: Steven Kostanski
- Stars: Matthew Ninaber, Kristen MacCulloch, Nita-Josee Hanna, Owen Myre
Psycho Goreman takes place in a strange reality, a modern day society filtered through the lens of an 80’s sitcom, inside a splatter film – and it’s glorious.
Brother and sister combo, Mimi (Hanna) and Luke (Myre) discover an ancient alien buried in their backyard. Mimi finds PG’s ‘heart’ and as such he must must obey her every whim. When PG is awakened, his presence brings a committee of other alien’s come to earth to kill him.
All the creature designs are fantastic (no wonder as Kostanski is an effects guy as well), they have an up market Power Rangers (TV show) look and it works perfectly. PG has a great design and the other creatures also show a huge (and disgusting) imagination, including a Weird Science style transformation.
With all the monsters in the film it is hard for the humans to get a look in but Hanna’s Mimi is a nasty, prickly but very funny performance that helps her stand along side the monsters (it’s worth noting she is a bit of a monster herself) whilst Myre plays her bullied and beaten down brother and is great foil for her. Ninaber’s work as PG is excellent as well, mixing the comedy with some menace as well. Whilst Mimi and Luke’s parents are hilariously low key, given the situation.
Kostanski proves that he is definitely one to watch after The Void and now Psycho Goreman both very different but both well written & directed. Psycho Goreman gives you what it promises – gore and a smile on your face. Go see it.
Psycho Goreman is available On Demand & Digital January 22, 2021.
Ryan Morrissey-Smith | Twitter: @TigersMS78