RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, and Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, have acquired US rights to the action/comedy PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN. RLJE Films is planning to release the film in theaters in late 2020 and Shudder will premiere the film on its platform in early 2021.
Written and directed by Steven Kostanski (The Void), PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN stars Matthew Ninaber (Transference), Nita-Josee Hanna (Books of Blood), Owen Myre (“NOS4A2”), and Adam Brooks (The Editor).
“PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN is a perfect movie for all of us who grew up in a video store,” said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer for RLJE Films. “It has so much heart, thrills, and fun that we believe this could be a franchise. We love this movie!”
“PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN is the feel-good splatterfest we need right now,” said Emily Gotto, Director of Global Acquisitions & Co-Productions for Shudder. “Brimming with blood and charm, PG proves Steven Kostanski’s imagination is unstoppable and we’re thrilled for Shudder members to meet the monsters, and especially, Mimi.”
In PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN, siblings Mimi and Luke unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord. Using a magical amulet, they force the monster to obey their childish whims, and accidentally attract a rogues’ gallery of intergalactic assassins to small-town suburbia.
“The Shudder library is home to many of the horror films that inspired me to make PG,” observed Kostanski, “so it’s a surreal thrill to be working with both RLJE Films and Shudder to bring the evil might of PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN to their audiences”.
PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN was produced by Kostanski, Stuart F. Andrews, Shannon Hanmer (ABCs of Death 2), Jesse Kristensen, and the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness programmer Peter Kuplowsky (The Interior, Climate of the Hunter). Ward and Jess DeLeo from RLJE Films and Gotto from Shudder negotiated the deal with Carole Baraton and Pauline Boucheny from Charades on behalf of the filmmakers.
RLJE Films’ recent features include the critically acclaimed hit Mandy from writer/director Panos Cosmatos and starring Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, and Linus Roache; The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot written and directed by Robert Krzykowski and starring Academy Award nominee Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner, and Ron Livingston. Upcoming releases include the 2019 Toronto Film Festival hit Color Out of Space, based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft story, starring Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson and written and directed by Richard Stanley; and the festival favorite VFW from director Joe Begos and starring Stephen Lang, William Sadler, Martin Kove, and Fred Williamson.