Psychotic! – USA, 2016

‘Every party has a party killer.’

Psychotic! is a 2016 American indie horror film written and directed by Maxwell Frey and Derek Gibbons; it stars Kristen Martin, Clint Keepin and Maxwell Frey.

A group of hard-partying Brooklyn hipsters are stalked and savagely murdered by a masked maniac known as the Bushwick Party Killer…


“The killings had an interesting retro 80’s slasher vibe about them, which I greatly appreciated. I especially liked the use of the double door buzz in which works to comedic effect in one scene and horrific effect in another. Gibbons and Frey handle all the dynamics of constantly searching but never really doing hipster aesthetic perfect.” Death by Podcast

“Visually striking with its bold primary colours and clever framing, the movie cynically punctures the egocentric, pretentious, often pathetic hipsters of its Bushwick, Brooklyn backdrop – though in the process gives us no one to sympathise with. There are low-key jokes at the expense of slasher movie tropes…” Steven West, Horrorscreams Videovault

“The throwback feel of the 80s along with the over the top gore sequences were on point, giving this film a personality all its own. Psychotic! is one of those films that was driven by passion, and shows dedication through its creative death scenes, clever comedic scenarios, and genre-induced entertainment.” Abigail Braman, Nightmarish Conjurings

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