My Summer Lair Chapter #185: What Is Happening?!
Welcome to My Summer Lair and welcome to Spangler Springs. If the name Spangler ignites a spark it’s Harold Ramis’ character from Ghostbusters. In the horror-comedy style tone of that movie I present to you Psycho Goreman written and directed by Steven Kostanski.
In short: Psycho Goreman is an all splatter/comedy about two kids befriending a murderous, megalomaniacal ancient alien overlord that they dig up in their backyard in Spangler Springs. Yup: I know. Hence my question at the top: what is happening?!
In long: Psycho Goreman is a love letter to that classic video rental where you take it home not sure what you’ve got and when you push play you’re dropped into this fantastic world where nothing makes sense yet everything is so cool. This ain’t your mother’s Narnia. What is happening?!
As you’ll hear Steven say in a few minutes talking about Psycho Goreman and video rental stores: “It’s very much summing up all my favorite like sci-fi, horror, fantasy, kids, adventure movie tropes from all the different films that I’ve absorbed over the years.”
Truly this movie was so much fun; I’m particularly fond of the zombie cop…look out for him so this was a delight to talk to Steven about this hidden “gem.” That’ll make sense when you see the movie.
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