Steven Kostanski’s Psycho Goreman, a horror-comedy about a young girl befriending an alien overlord, is arriving to Shudder in May.
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Written and directed by Steven Kostanski, the horror-comedy film debuted in January 2021, quickly becoming a cult favorite and earning a Certified Fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes. For horror fans who’ve yet to see it, Psycho Goreman will be arriving on Shudder May 20.
When speaking about his motivations to create Psycho Goreman to CBR, Kostanski shared, “I want a kid to watch this and be a little traumatized but also enticed by the stuff that’s on display.” He added, “And maybe have them be filled with the desire to make their own films.”
The Void director continued, “I want to spark some creativity. Because if I can convince some other kid out there to go pick up a camera, and maybe, you know, grab a ball of clay and some sculpting tools and start making some monsters and filming them in their backyard, I think I’ll have done a good job.” He concluded, “That’s really all I want, just to inspire some more monster kids out there to go out and be creative.”
For fans of PG who might be hoping to see more of the ancient alien overlord, Kostanski shared that he’d be interested in future stories involving him, stating, “I would gladly do more PG adventures, or even just explore characters in that universe because there are clearly so many characters that we’ve established now that it’d be easy enough to branch off into other side stories as well. I think there’s a whole universe there that’s worth exploring.”
The official synopsis for the bloody family flick reads,
In PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN, 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.
Written and directed by Steven Kostanski, Psycho Goreman stars Nita-Josee Hanna, Matthew Ninaber, Steven Vlahos, Owen Myre and Kristen MacCulloch. The film is currently available on VOD.