Visual White Noise Theater: Rated “PG: Psycho Goreman”.

Kids, I am really fucking sick of CGI over saturation, if you comb through my posts one thing that disqualifies a movie in my mind forbeing awesome visual white noise is over reliance on CGI when it should be a tool. That is why I don’t like a majority of super hero movies, it becomes too much and I can tell its fake. Now I know I sound like that crazy old man that lives down the street, yells at you for throwing your baseball by accident in my yard and curses at the clouds. I don’t care, yeah I am old and will continue to have mostly old man tastes. I am damn sick of movies that have no punch and have stupid fucking ridiculous CGI monster battles at the end. I will pick a SOV (Shot on Video) movie like “Black Devil Doll from Hell” anytime over CGI saturated Marvel shit like “End Game”. So whenever I hear that somebody is doing a movie with mainly practical effects I get rock hard and jizz in my jeans. “PG: Psycho Goreman” made me sticky down stairs.

Every kid’s dream is to be able to command a killer alien, which is pretty much the basis of the movie. Psycho Goreman is exiled to earth by a council of aliens because he destroys whole populations and planets. Two kids find PG’s gem which makes kids the master of him, when the council finds out he is awake they want him dead. Pretty cut and dried, and all those aliens are made by hands not on a fucking computer. Latex, rubber, red corn syrup, animal entrails. Burn baby burn.

“PG: Psycho Goreman” has kid actors in it, of course that will turn off a lot of my followers since most kid actors can be fucking annoying and ruin a movie. In my opinion these kids don’t, the girl who plays Mimi (Nita-Josee Hanna) is “freakin” hilarious (watch the movie you’ll get the “freakin” part). How I found out about this movie was I was a huge fan of the film collective “Astron 6” their special effects expert on their short and feature length films was a man by the name of Steve Kostanski, whose previous special effects work was on the  the great “Manborg” (director also), “Father’s Day”(director also), “The Editor”, the awesome, Lovecraftian “Void” (director also) and “Leprechaun Returns”(director also), granted all of his movies have a smattering of CGI but in almost all of his movies its mainly practical effects and in “PG: Psycho Goreman’s” case, as well as “Manborg’s”, stop motion. Anybody who uses stop motion these days goes in the gold book.

This movie is really fresh off the boat, it hasn’t even rotted yet and it doesn’t stink. As of today its a couple months old, truth be told I don’t know how to describe this movie, I’ll take a shot at it, its like a cross between 1990’s era “Power Rangers”, “E.T.”, “The Guyver” and one twisted Rob Zombie music video. This movie is just fun and while a lot of you will get really mad at the jokes and throw your cheap beer at your big screen TV, I was rolling all over the floor laughing. This movie made me happy, sometimes I want something that makes me think, be angry, be sad etc. Then there is movies like “PG: Psycho Goreman” that are just fun and stupid.

Take it from Steven in this interview with Mashable: “It’s mostly inspired by my experiences as a kid, I grew up in the video store, constantly going to rent movies with my family every weekend. There were a lot of scenarios where I would rent movies that were not suitable for kids, and so ‘PG’ is a bit of me working through some of those traumas.” Gotta love childhood trauma. So get traumatized and think me later.

To get hacked to pieces by alien god go here (and yes you have to pay for it, dammit, more visual white noise like this needs to be made):

If you want to get physical like I prefer (and I will end up eating your soul) go here:

The full mashable interview here:

Update: “Psycho Goreman” is available in blu ray!!! Highly recommend going over to the distributor, Raven Banner, and picking up the limited edition sets of the movie, I got the one with the action figure and there is one with an O card here:


Short S(hit) List: Triple Shot to the Face “South Mill District” (2018), “Teratomorph” (2019), and “Variant” (2020)

Ten years after the “Alien Wars”, Eon Corp is experimenting with splicing human with alien DNA, and we all know when it comes to B movies that isn’t a good thing to do, things go wrong. And they go disastrously wrong in this series of short films from Joe Meredith. I get the feeling Joe is a metal head who wanted to make his own films, sink or swim, so he grabbed a digital camera and with some friends from the local community college who are trying to major in special effects made these short films, the longest short film of this series being forty minutes.

With his limited resources he creates a apocalyptic future that is really believable. With its “Cinema Verite” filming style, scummy surroundings and angels with broken faces type amateur actors (most of which are Joe’s family and friends) it reminded me a lot of “Gummo”mixed with “Alien”. He has made something unique here, all of these films are fast watches and their at the right running time. Some film makers don’t know when to stop, Joe knows his world works better when it gives short and powerful jabs instead of long and hard (hee hee I typed long and hard) punches. For the budget, time and materials he created some pretty bad ass monsters and aliens.

If you cum in your pants every time you see stop motion like me, then these films will have your pants sticky in no time. Not many film makers, mainstream or independent, use stop motion anymore. Joe isn’t afraid to and in fact said in a interview he was a fan of Eric Brummer who did the stop motion short classics like “Electric Flesh” and “Anna Died and Went to Hell” (all of which I have reviewed on my blog). Seeing any type of practical effects in modern movies makes me very happy.

“South Mills District”, the first short film in this series, follows two homeless guys trapped in a quarantine zone due to a man made alien virus, one of the homeless guys is an ex soldier who fought in the war. Tentacled monsters and corpses abound, this is around 25 minutes long and it packs a lot of power in that short time. “South Mills District” got me hooked and wanting more. That is where the “Teratomorph”, the second short film, came in.

“Teratomorph” clocks in at around 33 minutes and starts off with a kid poking a melted corpse near a river. It seems the alien virus has spread outside the “South Mill District”. The kid’s parents are nowhere to be found (probably eaten by aliens or taken over by the virus). The kid is all alone, eating junk food, living in a abandoned room in an abandoned school, and nails the doors and windows shut. He leaves occasionally to find food and other things, in his searches for food he comes to a weird house full of old Victorian pictures, a short circuiting android head, and a alien with three skulls for a head in a Victorian dress with tentacles which attacks him…well I will leave it there, don’t want to ruin it all for you.

This brings us to the third short film “Variant” which is 40 minutes long and shows the alien virus spreading through the whole country. There is a tentacle rape scene, a pissed off hillbilly saying he is gonna shoot all the medical tyrants at EonCorp, Fulci like zombies eating people, industrial plants on fire etc. Again Meredith films a bleak and destroyed world, the locations he picks to film are abandoned places and buildings. 

 There is not one lick of CGI in this whole thing which makes me so god damn fucking happy. All of it is beautiful, I can smell the corn syrup blood, latex and rubber. I really dig this stuff and if your a fan of any type of practical effects this will be right up your alley.

This stuff was birthed into existence from the ground up with very little money and bare hands, that isn’t done too often these days and when I see that it gives me hope that there can be a future for cinema. My oft repeated and old man opinion is that CGI should be a tool to use when there is no other option, too many films pour on the CGI and to me its a weakness and path of least resistance. Just pour on shitty computer graphics that everybody can tell are fake and you will pull in audiences.

You can easily watch all three of these short films back to back and have a full feature, not a three hour snooze-a-thon but a quick and awesome hour and forty minutes. So dive into the “shot on digital” apocalyptic world of Joe Meredith. I hope Joe has more up the sleeve of that band shirt of his, I’ll be snapping those up when they come out.

So your asking me where can I watch this? On youtube? Your bitchute channel? Nope you can go give Joe some greenbacks and support him and his mission to bring further madness and art to the world by going to: