PG: Psycho Goreman

By RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies

One of my friends sent me a link and asked “Is this Troma? And have you heard of this?”


So I followed the link and watched. To start with, it is not Troma, but it does look like something they would produce. And second, I had read about it months ago and didn’t pay any attention to it. Now with the background covered, what I watched captured my attention. So I went digging for information. And no, it isn’t rated PG(that is just part of the title). It has an R rating for extreme violence, blood, and gore.

Let me begin by saying this has a classic 80a kid movie written all over it. Everything from the dialogue to how it looks. After watching the trailer a few times, I really got a Power Rangers or The Guyver from 1991 vibe from it. I am not going to hype it as anything but what it is. And that is fun.


RLJE Films and Shudder will be releasing Steve Kostanski's latest horror-comedy PG: Psycho Goreman in select cinemas as well as digital and on-demand on January 22nd. The story isn’t anything new. It’s about as old as time itself. In a nutshell, young kids befriend an alien with unusual powers and go off on all sorts of merry adventures while learning valuable life lessons. But in the case of Psycho Goreman, those valuable life lessons just involve ripping monsters limb from bloody limb. 


Here’s the official synopsis: 

Siblings Mimi and Luke unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord who was entombed on Earth millions of years ago after an unsuccessful 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.


Psycho Goreman is the latest movie from Steven Kostanski, who co-directed 2016’s The Void. I genuinely liked that the trailer gave off some early ​90s gory superhero/sci-fi movie vibes. But if none of that means anything to you, then imagine a B movie monster movie featured decapitation, disemboweling, and lots of alien viscera. Serious horror is our standard, but a little fun is always good.

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