Written by Alexander Reams
I go into every film wanting to champion them and sing their praises. However that is not always the case. It is even more disappointing when the film not only disappoints you, but actively frustrates you. The latter was the case with Psycho Goreman from the horror streaming service Shudder.
Psycho Goreman is the first film I have seen from Steven Kostanski. The film is about 2 children who awaken an ancient alien overlord and in turn have intergalactic assassins hunting the alien down. The plot is basic, but sometimes that can lead to an interesting take on the plot. That is not the case here. The script is very basic and clunky to say the least. The acting as well is very stale, with the 2 child actors being the worst of it all. There has been a stigma that child actors can take away from a film due to lack of experience, and it shows that neither of these 2 leads have done much work.
The best thing I can say about this film is the makeup and visual effects. They distract from all of the other issues with the film and still entertain. There is a very distinct retro look from the effects and makeup that make this film feel from the 1980s. The quality is there but it still does not take away from the poor acting, clunky screenplay, and overall juvenile direction. Which led to this being one of the biggest disappointments I’ve seen in a long time.
PG: Psycho Goreman Trailer