PSYCHO GOREMAN is a new horror-comedy with lots of cool and kitsch sci-fi elements. The comedy hits spot-on for the most part and the practical effects make for a wonderful overall movie-watching experience. Read our full Psycho Goreman movie review here!
PSYCHO GOREMAN is a new sci-fi horror-comedy that has so much going for it. The only reason the overall rating isn’t higher is due to a lull in the pace in the second half. It doesn’t ruin the movie-watching experience at all. However, it did leave me with the feeling that this movie could have been even better.
Still, if you enjoy movies that never take themselves too seriously and dives head-first into kitsch, gore, and practical effects, then this one is perfect for you.
Continue reading our Psycho Goreman movie review below.
“Little girl, big psycho”
The above is actually one of the taglines for Psycho Goreman and you’ll quickly understand why. Just from watching the trailer, you’ll get a good feeling of just how intense this little girl is. Her name is Mimi and she is portrayed perfectly by Nita-Josee Hanna.
If you’ve watched Hulu’s Books of Blood then you might recognize Nita-Josee Hanna from that – even if she is uncredited according to IMDb. In any case, she will definitely make an impact when you watch her in PG: Psycho Goreman.
In fact, she could easily have a career in horror-comedy for the rest of her life, if she wanted. She’s perfect for the over-the-top kitsch and campy vibe where nothing is ever to be taken too seriously.
A strong cast and awesome practical effects
Alongside Nita-Josee Hanna’s Mimi, we have her brother Luke who is portrayed equally wonderfully by Owen Myre. Of course, by comparison, Owen Myre (NOS4A2) almost has the job of being the “straight man” to Mimi’s wacky ways. And it works. Both in terms of the storyline and in making it believable that these two are siblings.
Then there are their parents. They are portrayed by Adam Brooks and Alexis Kara Hancey. Especially Alexis Kara Hancey and Nita-Josee Hanna work perfectly as mother and daughter. In fact, I still haven’t been able to figure out if the two are related or just have the ability to be perceived as such.
Psycho Goreman himself – or just PG for short – is played physically by Matthew Ninaber while the voice is by Steven Vlahos. These two combined do make for one awe-inspiring master of the universe. Speaking of “Masters of the Universe”, Psycho Goreman did remind me of the 1987 “He-man” movie in all the best ways.
Especially in terms of effects which also made me think of Doctor Who quite a lot. In fact, Psycho Goreman obviously has a lot more outright humor. Much like the Doctor Who series and quite unlike Masters of the Universe. Though the latter is certainly fun to watch now in all its kitsch abundance.
Watch Psycho Goreman on-demand or in select theaters
Psycho Goreman was written and directed by Steven Kostanski, who is quickly becoming one of my must-watch directors. Previously, Steven Kostanski co-wrote and co-directed The Void from 2016, which is definitely also worth watching!
Recommended reading: Our review of The Void (2016) by the same director >
Both movies work really well as horror sci-fi genre hybrids, while Psycho Goreman is much more of a comedy as well. The effects and overall core plot for these movies are based solidly on horror and sci-fi which makes them both worth watching for horror fans. If you’re also a fan of practical effects, then you should really have a blast watching this latest movie by Steven Kostanski.
Up next from this director, Steven Konstanski will be directing the first four episodes of the Canadian horror sci-fi TV series Day of the Dead. The series will be coming to SyFy in 2021.
PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN will be out in select theaters, On Demand, and Digital on January 22, 2021.
Writer/Director: Steven Kostanski
Stars: Matthew Ninaber, Nita-Josee Hanna, Owen Myre, Adam Brooks, Steven Vlahos
Siblings Mimi and Luke unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord who was entombed on Earth millions of years ago after a failed attempt to destroy the universe. They nickname the evil creature Psycho Goreman (or PG for short) and use the magical amulet they discovered to force him to obey their childish whims.
It isn’t long before PG’s reappearance draws the attention of intergalactic friends and foes from across the cosmos and a rogues’ gallery of alien combatants converges in small-town suburbia to battle for the fate of the galaxy.