I’d been hearing about this one for a while. Nothing I’d heard, though, quite prepared me for it.
As the closing credits started, my lovely better half said to me, “What the hell did we just watch?!” To which I could only reply, “I don’t know!” But we were both laughing at the time, as we had been throughout the majority of the movie. That reaction tells you everything you really need to know about PSYCHO GOREMAN. This movie is friggin’ insane. Take POWER RANGERS and HELLRAISER and throw them into a blender, then add some of the original TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and a helping of THE GATE. Give it a little bit of a mean streak and tons of facetiousness. Then apply some really good acting from the entire cast and some awesome practical, old school effects, rubber suits and puppetry and clay and miniatures, and a few hundred gallons of stage blood. The result is PSYCHO GOREMAN. That recipe I just listed? It happens to be the recipe for a cult classic. It’s also a recipe for a fun night of movie-watching if you belong to its target audience. PSYCHO GOREMAN is a love letter to that audience, one meant to be savored. They kinda painted themselves into a corner with the ending, like THE CABIN IN THE WOODS did, making the possibility of a sequel a tad more difficult—but just a tad. The regular rules don’t apply to this movie. I for sure hope we get a franchise out of it.