Written and Directed by Steven Kostanski, PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN is an absolutely hilarious 80s throwback that mashes up sci-fi and comedy with extreme gore.
Mimi (Nita-Josee Hanna) triumphs over her brother Luke (Owen Myre) in her made-up game of “Crazy Ball,” with the loser agreeing to be buried alive — this really sets up the kind of movie you’re in for! — while digging his own grave, Luke stumbles upon a mysterious glowing gemstone, which Mimi claims as her own.
Unfortunately the gem is attached to an evil alien being with superpowers, whose only purpose is to destroy whole worlds by maiming, murdering, and causing extreme suffering. BUT! Mimi ain’t playing with any of that — turns out the gemstone she holds in her hand gives her complete control of this alien, which includes changing his name from The ArchDuke of Nightmares (LAME) to Psycho Goreman (FRESH!), or PG for short.
What follows is a gloriously fun dream of a film, with Mimi directing PG to do whatever she pleases, including turning her wouldbe boyfriend into a giant brain with eyes, forming a band to perform her song, “I’m the Heckin’ Best,” and threatening her brother with death whenever he gets out of line. Mimi is a bit of a firecracker!
But it can’t be nonstop party times for Mim and her new BFF forever. Eventually an interplanetary being belonging to a group called The Templars, who previously imprisoned PG for his crimes, shows up to destroy him — and anyone else who gets in the way. Not to mention that PG has vowed to kill her and her whole family the second he’s free from her control …
From its scrolling space opening to its final frame, PSYCHO GOREMAN is a total blast, with Mimi representing as the BEST, most confident, don’t give-a-frig girl I’ve ever seen on screen, and PG serving up genuinely great lines like, “The gem of paraxidite has been taken by two brainless meat children,” and replying to a kid saying, “Nice to meet you!” with, “It would be nicer if you were dead.”
100%, absolute GOLD, with TONS of great splatter. Watch it on Shudder now!