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Top 10 Movies On Shudder For Lovers Of Psycho Goreman

If you are a horror lover and haven’t had the chance to see Psycho Goreman, run, don’t walk. Psycho Goreman or PG: Psycho Goreman in select theaters right now and available to stream on Amazon Prime, Vudu, and YouTube is a throwback to the glory days of horror/sci-fi hilarity. From writer/director Steven Kostanski, this is the kind of film that instantly reminds you how much you loved the original Power Rangers and all their self styled cosplay.

It’s ridiculous and absurd, and that’s its charm. If a refusal to take things too seriously is a selling point for you and you like your films blood-soaked and comedy heavy, Pyscho Goreman is for. If you want more movies with the same sensibility, Shudder has you covered. The streamer has an extensive list of movies for lovers of the bodacious and bizarre monster flicks of the 80s and 90s. Here are the Top 8 Movies On Shudder For Those Who Love Psycho Goreman.

Street Trash

In this gloriously oddball 1987 horror-comedy, a group of bums turn into blue blobs of rotted mush after drinking old booze, sold by a craven liquor store owner. Then Bronson, the psychotic veteran who rules their hobo camp, snaps and begins killing the derelicts randomly. As the bodies pile up, two brothers realize they must stop both the booze and Bronson from wiping out their closest friends. Filled with hilariously messy gore gags designed to offend everyone (including an outrageous game of keep-away), STREET TRASH is a must-see for fans of Frank Henenlotter, William Lustig, and Troma Entertainment.

Sleazy and perverse, this is a raunchy good time. Do not watch this if you are looking for real scares or even a halfway serious film. It’s a guilty pleasure for sure.

Brain Damage

Meet Elmer. He’s your local, friendly parasite with the ability to induce euphoric hallucinations in his hosts. But these LSD-like trips come with a hefty price tag. When young Brian comes under Elmer’s addictive spell, it’s not long before he finds himself scouring the city streets in search of his parasite’s preferred food source – brains!

So bad it’s good, Brain Damage won’t kill any brain cells, but it will give you an hour and a half of dumbed-down enjoyment. Bon Appetit!

Nightmare Cinema

Five strangers watch their deepest and darkest fears play out before them in an abandoned theatre as the Projectionist preys upon their souls with his collection of disturbing films.

It’s bloody, violent, and stomach-turning. Nightmare Cinema is not funny at all but is definitely gruesome. Mickey Rourke is a creepy revelation.

Pyscho Gorman-May The Devil Take You Too
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May The Devil Take You Too

Two years after escaping from a demonic terror, Alfie and Nara try to continue their lives. But Alfie is still haunted by feelings of guilt and unnatural visions.

This Indonesian follow up to May The Devil Take You does not require watching it first. It stands alone fine. While the antagonist isn’t a massive, pimped out alien or demon, the practical effects are excellent, and the humor is pitch-perfect. This film will remind you of the Army of Darkness and Evil Dead, which is high praise in my book.

RawHead Rex

A U.S. historian (David Dukes) takes his wife (Kelly Piper) and son to an Irish town where the oozing devil incarnate dwells.

This is a comfortable fit as Clive Barker’s titular baddie is absolute 80s cheddar. Rex is disgusting, oozing, drooling, nastiness doesn’t exactly do the source material any favors, but it is a ton of fun.

Castle Freak

After she’s permanently blinded in a tragic car accident, Rebecca receives some bizarre news. Her long-lost-mother has recently passed away, leaving her their family’s ancestral castle. Traveling to the estate with a group of friends, Rebecca hopes it will be an opportunity for her to reconnect with a past she never knew-and a mother who seemingly left her behind. When mysterious happenings begin to occur, and her friends begin to die, Rebecca must unravel her family’s mysterious history before she too falls prey to the Castle Freak.

Castle Freak is gross, gory, and glorious. The effects are fun, but remember this is an era and style that thought more was always more. Expect it to be over the top.

Demons

Horror movie audience members turn into bloodthirsty demons in this essential Euro-horror entry from Lamberto Bava (Mario Bava’s son) and co-writer Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA, OPERA). When a young woman begins to suffer the same symptoms as the film’s possessed subjects, she attacks other patrons, turning them into murderous monsters. Gruesome gore, a killer 80s punk and heavy metal soundtrack, and the film’s vivid Giallo-meets-new-wave look turned DEMONS into a cult classic, spawning several sequels, including DEMONS 2 and THE CHURCH.

This classic is a one time must watch. From Mario Bava’s son Lamberto and Dario Argento, it is a perfect example of Italian Splatter films.

NightBreed The Director’s Cut

A wrongly-accused man seeks refuge in an underground kingdom of grotesque monsters in Clive Barker’s freaky and frightening fan favorite. Visions of monstrous, graveyard-dwelling creatures torment young Aaron. But his creepy therapist (director David Cronenberg) offers little solace. When he’s framed for serial slayings in the area, he heads for Midian. A place where undead monsters known as the “Nightbreed” call home. Barker’s follow-up to HELLRAISER developed a cult following on video, and its recent restoration proves its importance in horror cinema.

Clive Barker’s haunting horror film is quintessential viewing for monster makeup and creature design. It is the single best collection of creatures in any movie ever. Even if you have seen the original, the director’s cut offers new insights and is a different viewing experience.

I am a sucker for movies like Psycho Goreman. My love of horror stems from films like The Gate and the House. It”s where I cut my teeth. I particularly love a silly creature film with kid protagonists. I’m thrilled someone is making movies like this again. Luckily, Shudder has a huge library of movies for lovers of the gonzo cheesefests. Shudder is adding movies all the time, and February will be a huge month. A new film drops each week. If you don’t have Shudder already, now is the ideal time to snag your free month trial. Click here and enter the code Signal.

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