Outrageous Horror Comedy Psycho Goreman Gets Wild And Gory First Trailer

Meet Psycho Goreman!

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Astron-6 is a Canadian horror production company which specialises in over-the-top gore effects and affectionate homages to low-budget '70s and '80s horror. Its previous movies include the sci-fi horror Man-Borg and the Italian slasher parody The Editor, while Astron-6 member Steven Kostanski directed the acclaimed 2017 film The Void, which toned down the laughs but still delivered plenty of goo and gore. Kostanski's new movie is titled PG: Psycho Goreman, and the first trailer has been released.

PG: Psycho Goreman takes Kostanski back to his comedic roots and mixes family comedy, superhero hijinks, and splattery horror. The trailer is edited and voiced like something you might have found on a VHS tape back in 1986, and the film tells the story of two kids who befriend a huge, terrifying creature named PG. They get to play baseball with him, but unfortunately, he's also partial to tearing people's heads off. There's a load of other weird monsters and robots in there too, plus some heart-warming family drama. It looks like exactly the sort of movie that will be enjoyed with other like-minded horror fans and a few liquid refreshments. Check it out below:

In an interview with Bloody Disgusting, Kostanski spoke about the influences on the movie. "The core concept of PG is something I've carried with me for as long as I can remember," he said. "What would it be like to have your own monster? As a kid, I was mesmerized by the relationship between John Connor and the T-800 in Terminator 2 and the way this relatable kid could suddenly have a badass villain as his pal. I would fantasize about hanging out with the likes of Skeletor, Megatron, Cobra Commander, and every other Saturday morning cartoon villain. These characters always interested me more than the traditional heroes."

"I love contrasting operatic space fantasy with suburban banality," Kostanski continued. "This developed out of my love for low budget genre films from the '80s and '90s like Masters of the Universe and Beastmaster 2 where budget constraints forced the filmmakers to set their epic stories in accessible real-world locations. I enjoy subverting the safe space of the 'kids movie' genre with shocking violence and real world consequences."

PG: Psycho Goreman doesn't have a confirmed US release date yet, but it will premiere at the SXSW festival on Friday, March 13. For more, check out GameSpot's guide to the biggest upcoming horror movies of 2020.

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