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Psycho Goreman (2020)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 22 January 2021 (USA)
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After unearthing a gem that controls an evil monster looking to destroy the Universe, a young girl and her brother use it to make him do their bidding.

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Steven Kostanski
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nita-Josee Hanna ... Mimi
Owen Myre ... Luke
Matthew Ninaber ... Psycho Goreman (PG)
Steven Vlahos ... Psycho Goreman (PG) (voice)
Adam Brooks ... Greg
Alexis Kara Hancey Alexis Kara Hancey ... Susan
Kristen MacCulloch ... Pandora
Anna Tierney ... Pandora (voice)
Roxine Latoya Plummer Roxine Latoya Plummer ... Human Pandora
Alex Chung ... Darkscream
Scout Flint Scout Flint ... Alastair
Robert Homer ... Vince / Zombie Cop
Conor Sweeney Conor Sweeney ... Maddox / Cassius 3000
Matthew Kennedy Matthew Kennedy ... Kortex
Rick Amsbury ... Dennis
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Storyline

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.

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overalls | transform | alien | splatter | See All (4) »

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Little girl. Big psycho.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The title character, Psycho Goreman, is costumed to look like Dr. Alan Grant from the original Jurassic Park about halfway through the movie. See more »

Quotes

Chad: I don't wanna die!
Psycho Goreman (PG): Then live forever.
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After the first credits, there is a short scene with the alien council talking about plan B. See more »

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Nice idea, weak execution.
25 January 2021 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

There's a fun idea at the heart of Psycho Goreman: an unimaginably evil destructive being of immense power falls under the control of two kids who ignore the monster's threats of extreme pain and suffering and use him to grant their childish wishes. It's a premise ripe for hilarity. Throw in a ton of messy practical gore effects and this film should be an instant cult classic

Sadly, a weak one-note script full of ill-conceived humour, a raft of thoroughly unlikeable human characters, and terrible performances mean that the concept's potential is never fulfilled. The big question is 'Why on earth did writer/director Steven Kostanski come up with such a horrible family to engage with his monster?': the parents are constantly bickering, not surprising seeing as the dad is a total waste of space, and the kids aren't much better, obnoxious brat Mimi (Nita-Josee Hanna) constantly bullying her wimp of a brother Luke (Owen Myre). The poor acting definitely doesn't help matters, with Hanna's attempts at sassiness being particularly irritating. I was longing for Psycho Goreman (performed by Matthew Ninaber and voiced by Steven Vlahos, who jointly give the best performance) to rip the family apart, starting with Mimi.

One thing the film doesn't lack is imagination: there's a high level of creativity on display in the design of the creatures and the splattery mayhem. Fans of cartoonish gore will no doubt lap up the excessive violence, and the council of crazy aliens who plot to destroy Psycho Goreman are delightfully absurd. Sadly, they deserve to be in a better film, one that pays as much attention to the characters, comedy, acting and plot as it does the special effects.


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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,366, 24 January 2021

Gross USA:

$88,259

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,461
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2.39 : 1
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