For Director Steven Kotanski it may have been a conundrum figuring out how to follow up the fantastic sci fi horror The Void.
He could have doubled down on the darker elements of that type of film or gone for something entirely different; well Psycho Goreman is definitely different.
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.
If you truly subscribe to the sheer obsurdity of Psycho Goreman, this is a rollicking fun ride with plenty of gore and loads of laughs.
The revelation here is Nita-Joose Hanna who takes sassiness to a whole new level as Mimi, the young girl who finds the control of the titular harbinger of doom. With a unique mix of practical effects that feels plucked out of the 1980s, Goreman is a close second in the MVP stakes with a dry sense of humour and a line delivery that recalls Andrew Divoff’s Wishmaster.
In terms of references, you can recall the gooey 80s sci horrors, Transformers the Movie and even the Power Rangers for homages but all done with its tongue firmly in its cheek.
At a sly 95 minute Psycho Goreman does not outstay its welcome and with the same care, could easily become a franchise of sheer entertainment.
Watch the trailer for Psycho Goreman below –