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‘Psycho Goreman’ Is Funny, Bloody, and the Heckin’ Best

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23.01.2021

Most filmmakers feel content working within easily identifiable genres, but some prefer to color outside the lines. Steven Kostanski’s latest feature sees him move wildly, ridiculously, and smoothly into that latter group as he delivers a fun family film overflowing with blood, body parts, and angry puppets. Imagine Harry and the Hendersons but with ol’ bigfoot wanting to terror those precocious little kids limb from limb, and then say hello to Psycho Goreman.

Mimi (Nita-Josee Hanna) and her slightly older brother Luke (Owen Myre) are tight and do most everything together, and it’s due as much to a desire to avoid their feuding parents as it is to Mimi’s iron-fisted grip and forceful insistence. Their latest round of Crazy Ball, a dodgeball variant built on a mesmerizing layer of rules, is followed by their discovery of an ancient-looking gem. Mimi takes possession of it, obviously, and the pair soon discovers that it comes with a surprise. Removing it from the ground has released an intergalactic demigod known as the Archduke of Nightmare but named Psycho Goreman (Matthew Nineber) by the kids — and he’s obligated........

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