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Rise of the Gargoyles pits Eric Balfour ("24", "Six Feet Under"), veteran character actor Nick Mancuso, and soap opera actress Tanya Clarke against evil gargoyles that have grown tired of just sitting atop Parisian cathedrals and have come to life to terrify the "city of lights". You're probably thinking this sounds like the plot of a Sci-Fi Channel original movie. You would be right.
Have you heard the news yet that the Sci Fi Channel is going to change its name to Syfy? I realize we live in the world of nonsensical name branding like Google and Zune and Wii, but "Syfy" is just the word "sci fi" still pronounced as "sci fi" only now spelled like it was written by a preschooler. Genius!
A while back we reported that Eric Red’s first directorial effort in many years, 100 Feet, would be making its debut on the Sci-Fi Channel this spring instead of getting the theatrical release it more than likely deserves.
Reviewed by The Foywonder Starring Bruce Boxleitner, Carol Alt, Chelan Simmons, William B. Davis Directed by Paul Ziller Snakehead Terror is a Sci-Fi Channel original movie that was originally made back in 2004, has been in heavy rotation on the network ever since, but is only just now getting a long overdue DVD release. The immediate question becomes, what took me so long to get around to reviewing it?
If Robin Hood is such a great hero you'd think he'd be able to work in some monster fighting in between all his robbing from the rich to give to the poor. That's why all Robin Hood movies in the past have sucked: lack of monsters. Thank goodness we have the Sci-Fi Channel around to rectify such mistakes.
Reviewed by The Foywonder Starring Nick Chinlund, Erin Karpluk, Barry Corbin, Elaine Miles, Don S. Davis Directed by Steven R. Monroe
I'm sure there are many of you out there wishing lightning really would strike and electrocute the Sci-Fi Channel - or at least some of its executives. I'm afraid that is not what this headline is about. It's a reference to a new original movie in the works over at Sci-Fi titled Lightning Strikes, about a paranormal creature lurking within the lightning that's holding a town hostage.
It’s been a bit since much has been said about the upcoming remake of Children of the Corn, quite possibly the last in the line of Stephen King books that needed another filmed version of it.
A few months back we told you guys about a new show being made for The Sci Fi Channel that might have a horror spin to it, “Warehouse 13”. Today Sci Fi Wire put up the first pic of the titular facility, which you can see on your right.
They're not just raising cattle in Texas. They're raising 70 million years of prehistoric terror. Move over Jurassic Park; here's come Raptor Ranch! Yee-Haw!
With the minor exception of Neil Marshall’s Dog Soldiers, a film making its premiere on the Sci Fi Channel is never a good sign. So I have to say I’m concerned that Eric Red’s return to horror, 100 Feet, has been resigned to that fate.
Reviewed by The Foywonder Starring George Stults, Polly Shannon, Alex McArthur, Texas Battle, Dawn Olivieri, Michael Shamus Wiles, Roark Critchlow, Jana Williams, William Gregory Lee Directed by Andrew Prendergast
I've never been much of a fan of all those ghost hunting shows but if more ghost hunters looked like Charisma Carpenter I might start tuning in. Until that day arrives I'll have to settle for House of Bones, in which the former "Buffy"/"Angel"/"Charmed"/"Veronica Mars" starlet will play a ghost hunter getting more than she bargained for.
Roger Corman's about to add a new monstrosity to his ever-growing menagerie of creature features: Cyclops. The Corman-produced sword & sandal, one-eyed monster romp - that claims to boast a $10-million budget - now has both a TV airdate and DVD release date.
Zachery Ty Bryan? The eldest son from "Home Improvement"? As Viking superman Thor? Seriously? Is this some sort of sick joke?