Psychos in Love

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Psychos in Love
Psychos in Love.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Gorman Bechard
Produced by Gorman Bechard
Written by Gorman Bechard, Carmine Capobianco
Studio Beyond Infinity
Distributed by Media Blasters
Release dates 1987
Running time 88 min
Country United States
Language English
Budget $75,000

Psychos in Love is a 1987 American black comedy horror film, directed by Gorman Bechard.

Plot[edit]

Joe, a bartender, and Kate, a manicurist, meet after trying to find a significant other for a long time. They are both murderers. Before meeting Kate, Joe murdered many women after bringing them to his home. A cannibal plumber, Herman, blackmails the serial killers.[1][2]

Production[edit]

Carmine Capobianco said of the script, "We decided to do something that was totally off the wall, totally fun". It was not until the 1990s that it was revealed that Eric Lutes played the part of the plumber. Many of the scenes were improvised and the music was played on a Casio CZ synthesizer.[3]

A play adapted from the film was released in 2003 at the Broom Street Theater.[4] It screened at the Bleecker Street Cinema, receiving much coverage from news outlets.[3]

Reception[edit]

A TV Guide review said, "While certainly not for the squeamish, PSYCHOS IN LOVE does have a certain grotesque charm and may achieve a minor sort of cult status among fans of the bizarre".[2]

Bill Gibron, of DVD Talk, wrote, "This critic didn't like this movie when he first saw it back in the late '80s, and nothing has changed since then. He didn't find it funny, inventive, or scary".[1]

Home media[edit]

It was released on VHS in 1987, distributed by Wizard Video.[5] The film was released on DVD by Shriek Show, a division of Media Blasters, in 2009. The special features include commentaries, a behind the scenes look at the film's production, multiple beginning credits, longer scenes, the film's trailer, a picture gallery, and parts of the stage production.[1]

Psychos in Love is available on the Xbox Marketplace.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gibron, Bill. "Psychos in Love". DVD Talk. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Psychos In Love: Review". TV Guide. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Watt, Mike (2013). Fervid Filmmaking: 66 Cult Pictures of Vision, Verve and No Self-Restraint. McFarland & Company. p. 141. ISBN 9780786493357. 
  4. ^ Albright, Brian (2012). Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990: A State-by-State Guide with Interviews. McFarland & Company. p. 186. ISBN 9780786472277. 
  5. ^ "Psychos in Love VHS". Family Video. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Psychos In Love". Xbox. Retrieved July 30, 2013.