Published Mar 03, 2020While Astron-6 may be no more, the beloved Canadian collective's Steven Kostanski is coming back into our lives with a new film. Called PG (Psycho Goreman), the movie has just given us its first trailer, and we must say, it looks pretty amazing.
The upcoming film features Astron-6 collaborator Adam Brooks alongside child stars Nita-Josée Hanna and Owen Myre as Mimi and Luke, respectively. Then there's the titular Psycho Goreman (a.k.a. PG), who comes featuring some insanely Kostanski-style makeup in the best way possible.
By the looks of the trailer, Kostanski went wild in the props department too, with the trailer not only showing a lot blood-splattering gore but some pretty wild-looking creatures. In fact, a press release explains we'll get a total of 15 Kostanski monsters in PG.
The film also looks a far cry from his previous effort, 2017's actually terrifying The Void. But considering Kostanski's jokey past in Astron-6 — not to mention the fact he most recently did a Leprechaun movie — it's not all that surprising that he's back to making something that embraces the cheese.
"The core concept of PG is something I've carried with me for as long as I can remember," Kostanski explained in a press release. "What would it be like to have your own monster? As a kid, I was mesmerized by the relationship between John Connor and the T-800 in Terminator 2 and the way this relatable kid could suddenly have a badass villain as his pal. I would fantasize about hanging out with the likes of Skeletor, Megatron, Cobra Commander, and every other Saturday morning cartoon villain. These characters always interested me more than the traditional heroes."
And despite its title and the whole kid movie thing, PG is very much rated R.
"I enjoy subverting the safe space of the 'kids movie' genre with shocking violence and real world consequences," Kostanski said. "This is a theme I applied in my ABC's of Death 2 segment W is for Wish. With PG, I've pushed this idea to more imaginative and brutal heights, recreating the deranged scenarios I used to make up while playing in the backyard as a kid."
This month, PG (Psycho Goreman) will premiere at SXSW, but so far, it's unclear when it will get a wider release. For now feast your eyes on the first trailer for PG (Psycho Goreman) below.
Most recently, Kostanski worked alongside his Astron-6 buddies on the web series Divorced Dad, whose recent Blu-ray release included the final Astron-6 film, the amazing cannibal short Chowboys: An American Folktale.