Review in Brief: Psycho Goreman (2020)

If it wasn’t for all the splattery gore, this would be a great feelgood Amblin-style kids adventure movie. As it is, PSYCHO GOREMAN is an unholy union between FLASH GORDON and the TOXIC AVENGER, which is admittedly odd but works well on its own terms. An alien warlord is revived by an imaginative sister and brother (Nita-Josee Hanna and Owen Myre) and is forced to be their new friend while his mortal enemies race across the galaxy to destroy him. This has a wonderful handmade feel to it and the creature designs put a lot of far more expensive films to shame, even if the tonal ping-ponging won’t be for everyone. But if you’re into this kind of thing there’s a lot to like with all the goofy-deranged humour; it’s one of those very striking oddball indies in the vein of something like TURBO KID that’s destined for cult status almost before it’s out the gate. SSP

About Sam Sewell-Peterson

Writer and film fanatic fond of black comedies, sci-fi, animation and films about dysfunctional families.
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