Following on from yesterday’s interview with Matthew Ninaber, who plays the ancient evil overlord, Psycho Goreman in the film of the same name, it would be remiss of us not to get a few words in with the mind behind the movie, Steven Kostanski, who we have to thank for so many ingenious shockers such as Manborg, Father’s Day and The Void.
His latest horror comedy, which releases in cinemas, On Demand and Digital today, 22 January, is a pure, unabashed gorefest that harks back to classic ’80s horror and sci-fi hits. 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 fazed 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 now available, SCREAM caught up with Kostanski who revealed he juggled combining kids adventure movie tropes with R-rated horror trappings, resurrecting Bio-Cop for a cameo (and maybe even a movie) and what we can expect from the upcoming “Day of the Dead” TV series…
Words: Howard Gorman