Some buzz is in the air over a new movie from the director of The Void (which I brought up about a month ago) called Psycho Goreman.
There seems to be a new subgenre of horror emerging consisting of retro-ludicrous plot lines produced with an ample budget. Many titles from recent years come to mind - Turbo Kid, Wolfcop or even Manborg - directed by Steven Kostanski, the very man who brings us this new movie.
The trailer looks surprisingly intriguing. Perhaps it's the 80's kid in me trying to relate, but it looks like a mashup of a 1980's action figure commercial and a midnight movie staring GWAR....and I really want to watch it now.
What's it about? Per IMDB - 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.
The trailer showcases a number of crazy characters. Kostanski is also known for his talent in FX makeup, featured in more well known movies like It, Clown, Suicide Squad and Crimson Peak. With his experience, proven visionary styles and some solid directing on his resume, I think there's a good chance Psycho Goreman will be entertainingly bloody.
It will premier next week at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
UPDATE: SXSW has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.