The Week In Horror: ‘Powerbomb,’ ‘Abominable,’ and ‘Psycho Goreman’

How’s quarantine going, fiends?

We finally caught up with Richard Stanley’s Color Out of Space and the director’s cut of Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep, both are holy-shit-good. My daughter, who watched Carpenter’s The Thing, when she was 9, sat wide-eyed for most of Color Out of Space but loved it. I think it’s probably the finest adaptation of Lovecraft to date, and I say that as a massive Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond, Dagon) fan.

Doctor Sleep was emotionally draining and way darker than I expected, most of all though, damn near perfect. I really can’t think of a criticism worth sharing. Both are streaming now, along with Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man, as well as The Hunt.

With sort of a wrestling twist on Der Fan, directors BJ Colangelo and Zach Shildwachter delivers Powerbomb, hitting VOD and DVD on April 14th. In the film, we have an indie wrestler, played by Matt Cross, who has reached a crossroad in his life, he’s on the verge of hitting the big time, but also feels the need to hang up his boots and devote more time to his family. The problem is, his biggest fan can’t let him walk away from the ring and kidnaps Cross, believing he is the key to Cross becoming the biggest name in the industry. With real wrestlers in the cast, including AEW’s Britt Baker and indie wrestler Gregory Iron, the trailer highlights some cool wrestling action and a potentially rivetting drama build up. This film, by the way, was crowdfunded on Indiegogo.

Although the acting looks a bit dodgy, I can’t deny being interested in seeing Abominable, a gory, practical effects-laden guy-in-a-suit yeti movie. We don’t see much action in the trailer, but the suit looks pretty good for a low budget b-movie. Check it out…

File Psycho Goreman under Put-it-in-my-eyeballs-now. This trailer is fun as hell. Reminds me of a mix of Japanese Tokusatsu shows and films, (rubber suits, heavy special effects like Kamen Rider or Power Rangers), and Troma’s Toxic Avenger. This is the comedy horror we need in 2020!

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