You have to hand it to Steven Kostanski. There’s few directors working today who get to continually make movies they care about while wearing their influences on their sleeve…and having that be a positive. From Manborg to The Void he has a very distinct and recognizable style. Utter insanity, mixed with humor, weird CGI and heaps of practical effect. And now he’s making a film for the whole family, PG! Or Psycho Goreman, if you want to be more formal. Oh did we fail to mention it’s Rated R? Yeah, that’s something you’ll quickly see, from this first teaser.
Here’s the official synopsis, giving scope to the nuttiness you just witnessed:
“Siblings Mimi and Luke 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.”
There is so much blood and so much heart in this trailer, where do you begin? You’ve got an absolutely insane tone going on here. One that feels like the monster fusing of the original Japanese Power Rangers (Super Sentai), Amblin films and Gwar. All rolled up into one giant bloody mess of a movie. Which is possibly the best thing possible. Too many times this balance tips too far to one side or the other. Knowing Kostanski though, he can do this in his sleep. Again, that just makes the prospect of the finished product, that much more exciting.
While PG (Psycho Goreman) eventually will make its way to select theaters and digital services, some lucky people in Austin get to see it first. Those who are in attendance for SXSW next week can catch the world premiere, in one of the coveted Midnighters slots. More specifically, on Friday March 13. We can’t think of a better way to view this film. Which is to say, expect a review, shortly after it screens. This one is going to be a lot of fun.