North American Premiere
Indomitable Mimi and her mild-mannered older brother Luke unwittingly revive a malevolent ancient alien overlord who happens to be buried in their backyard. The siblings name this beastly being Psycho Goreman (PG for short) and tame him with his own magical amulet, now in the steel-trap clutches of young Mimi. Cognizant of the power she wields, Mimi forces PG to bend to her every childish whim, undeterred by his diabolical desire to destroy everything in existence.
Elsewhere in the galaxy, PG’s cronies and captors alike catch wind of his reemergence and chart a course for planet Earth for the bloodiest interstellar showdown this side of Gigax.
Strap in, folks: Canadian cult filmmaker Steven Kostanski is back, bearing prosthetic monsters, guts & gore, and practical effects galore! And he’s not alone! Fellow Astron-6 madman Adam Brooks serves hilarious dad-duty for our protagonist sibling duo. Astute observers may spy Matthew Kennedy and Connor Sweeney, also of Astron-6 fame, in the intergalactic mix as well. Alexis Hancey brilliantly holds her own as badass mom & Brooks’ foil while Matthew Ninaber and Steven Vlahos tag-team to give PG Cenobitic, rapier-witted body and soul respectively. However, the true showstoppers of this cinematic gem are the incomparably sassy and spirited Nita-Josée Hanna as Mimi and Owen Myre’s nuanced turn as Luke.
Following 2016’s cosmic cult smash THE VOID, Kostanski returns to the kind of absurdist, visionary, genre-wizardry that defined his earlier work (MANBORG, FATHER’S DAY, BIO-COP) and kicks things into overdrive with painstakingly detailed world-building inhabited by even more painstakingly crafted creatures animated by all the classic tricks of the trade: puppetry, miniatures, stop motion, O.G. computer effects, and presumably gallons of liquid latex and blood. An utter thrill to behold, PSYCHO GOREMAN is genre filmmaking at its most pure: innovative, idiosyncratic, unbridled gory joy. Miss this masterpiece at your own peril, humans.
Director: Steven Kostanski
Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre