A Smörgåsbord of New Syfy Creature Features
This past weekend gave us Dinoshark (review here), the trailer for the Syfy bound Dinocroc vs. Supergator just went live, and we're all chomping at the bit for Sharktopus; but what else does Syfy have in store for viewers? Glad you asked. A new slate of Saturday night creature features has been announced, and I can tell you about a few others, too.
First up, let's just quote from Syfy's own press announcement (note that we've previously reported on a few of these):
MEGA PIRANHA—Premieres Saturday, April 10, at 9PM (ET/PT)—An unusual alliance tries to stop a mutant strain of giant ferocious piranhas that have escaped from the Amazon and are eating their way to Florida. Stars Barry Williams, Tiffany, and Paul Logan.
MOTHMAN—Premieres Saturday, April 24, at 9PM (ET/PT)—The legendary West Virginia monster returns to exact revenge on five childhood friends who covered up an accidental killing. Stars Jewel Staite.
MONGOLIAN DEATH WORM—Premieres Saturday, May 8, at 9PM (ET/PT)—A treasure hunter who has been searching for a tomb containing Genghis Khan's treasure teams with a humanitarian UN health worker to stop the Mongolian Death Worms, awakened by experimental oil drilling in the Mongolian desert. Stars Patrick Flannery and Victoria Pratt.
WITCHVILLE—Premieres Saturday, May 22, at 9PM (ET/PT)— This first Syfy production in China is a sweeping fantasy tale of a kingdom besieged by witches who are sucking the very life out of the land. Only the new King can save his people, but his mysterious connection to the Red Queen of the witches may be his undoing. Stars Luke Goss.
SHARKTOPUS—Genetically engineered as a stealth weapon, a shark/ocotopus hybrid escapes captivity and goes on a killing rampage on the beaches of Mexico. Stars Eric Roberts and Hector Jimenez.
RED—A descendant of Little Red Riding Hood brings her fiancé home to meet her family and tell him about the family business—they are werewolf hunters. When the fiancé is bitten by a werewolf, he finds himself the hunted. Stars Felicia Day, Kavan Smith, and Stephen McHattie.
LAKE PLACID 3—In this sequel a game warden, his wife, and their young son move into their aunt's cabin on Lake Placid, where the lonely boy starts feeding baby crocodiles he views as pets. Three years later the crocs start looking at him and his family as their food. Stars Colin Ferguson.
STONEHENGE APOCALYPSE—When the giant stones of Stonehenge begin to move and cataclysms occur all over the earth, only a fringe radio talk show host who's an expert in UFOlogy figures out that the ancient monument is really alien technology. Stars Hill Harper, Misha Collins, and Peter Wingfield.
THE LOST FUTURE—In a post-apocalyptic world both humans and animals have devolved back to the Stone Age. But a small group of wise men knows there is knowledge in the mysterious artifacts called books. Now they have found a young man who knows how to read. If they can defeat the warlord who rules the city where the books are kept, the young man can help them defeat the disease that decimated the world and restart civilization. Stars Sean Bean.
SCREAM OF THE BANSHEE—An archaeology professor unearths a dangerous relic, releasing a creature that can kill with her bone-splitting scream. Stars Lauren Holly and Lance Henriksen.
MORLOCKS—An experimental time machine opens a window into the future, and mutated monsters (the Morlocks) use it to come back to the present and go on a murderous rampage. Stars David Hewlett (Stargate Atlantis).
8TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD—Sinbad searches for the golden head of the long lost Colossus of Rhodes and instead finds an island where the mythical Minotaur still rules, protecting a vast treasure. Sinbad and his crew have to battle the creature and its minions to get the treasure and save their own lives. Stars Manu Bennett.
Those are just the titles they have officially announced. I know of a few more potential future Syfy originals also in various stages of production.
Swamp Shark: A massive hurricane devastates the Gulf of Mexico, with it a US government’s top-secret anti-bioterrorism facility. When one of its highly radioactive chemicals spills into the ocean, it triggers mutations in a great white shark, enabling its adaptation to survive in freshwater. As this shark wreaks havoc on local Mississippi River towns, it poses the additional risk of spreading this radioactive material and contaminating the entire freshwater system of the United States. Local fisherman Ward and his hillbilly crew are secretly hired to hunt down this shark, and when they find it threatening a group of teenage boaters, Ward must face his troubled past to save these kids and prevent further catastrophe. Originally titled Jaws of the Mississippi.
Monsterwolf: (artwork pictured above) A creature of ancient legend manifests, bound to protect the ecological balance of the land and killing anyone that threatens it. This elusive guardian is initially both feared and celebrated by the locals, but when a deadly curse affects them all, they must unite and recapture the monster wolf’s spirit or face their ultimate doom. Stars Robert Picardo, Leonor Varela, and Jason London.
Camel Spiders - Giant Iraqi camel spiders on the rampage. Stars C. Thomas Howell and Brian Krause. Directed by Jim Wynorski.
Behemoth - A global disaster releases a large prehistoric creature from a snowy mountain range. Stars Ed Quinn and William B. Davis.
Frost Giant - Dean Cain battles a giant unfrozen Nordic frost giant. Nuff said!
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