Following a successful stint on the international festival circuit (albeit digitally), Steven Kostanski’s (The Void, The Divide, Father’s Day) horror comedy, PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN is all set to release in cinemas, On Demand and Digital this 22 January.
Written and directed by Kostanski, Psycho Goreman is an unabashed, blood-soaked love letter to horror classics of the ’80s. The film tells the story from the perspective of two young siblings, Mimi (Nita-Josee Hanna) and Luke (Owen Myre) who unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord (Matthew Ninaber) who was entombed on Earth millions of years ago after a failed attempt to destroy the universe.
Not as phased by the evil overlord as you might expect, they end up nicknaming him Psycho Goreman (PG for short) and keep him under their tethers by using a magical amulet to force him to obey their childish whims. If that wasn’t enough for our planet to tend with, PG’s reappearance soon 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.
With the film releasing tomorrow, SCREAM caught up with Pyscho Goreman himself, actor Matthew Ninaber who revealed the rigours of putting himself in the skin of an ancient evil overlord (quite literally) and how he’s all set to direct his own creature along the lines of Doom and Resident Evil.
Words: Howard Gorman