Tag Archives: SYFY

In case you forgot to set the DVR, tonight is…… JERSEY SHORE SHARK ATTACK!

Oh yes…another SYFY gem is taking the TV Horror world by storm….tune in tonight to SYFY for JERSEY SHORE SHARK ATTACK!

This. Is. Happening.

SYFY gets into St Patrick’s Day spirit w/ Leprechaun’s Revenge. Trailer now online!

Totally un-releated to the infamous Leprechaun franchise starring Warwick Davis, Leprechaun’s Revenge is a SYFY original movie releasing on St. Patrick’s Day 2012 (Saturday March 17th)

Synopsis from IMDB:

“An evil leprechaun who has been imprisoned within the roots of a majestic old oak tree, is accidentally set loose on St. Patrick’s Day. Once free, he takes out his bloody revenge on the descendants of the people who originally imprisoned him”

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TERRA NOVA cancelled by Fox…will be shopped to other networks!

Well for those such as myself who were waiting for news on a possible second season of Terra Nova, looks like the news is in and it isn’t good.  The show has been cancelled by Fox…. 

“Fox took a “big swing” and missed. The network has opted not to move forward with a second season of its Steven Spielberg time-travel drama Terra Nova.

The news comes as Fox has an increased roster of hourlong dramas, including J.J. Abrams’ Alcatrazand Kiefer Sutherland-Tim Kring’s Touch,and heavy hype surrounding its drama development. Given Terra Nova’s international appeal, however, its studio, 20th Century Fox TV, will attempt to shop the big-budget series to other networks.

While the pricey dinosaur series averaged 7.5 million total viewers and 2.6 million in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demo in its 11-episode first season, it failed to catch on the way the network had hoped. Its two-hour finale matched a series low in the demo, drawing a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 and an audience of 7.2 million.”

The full report at THR also speculates that the series will be shopped to other networks.  SyFy seems like it would be a perfect fit for a sci-fi series such as Terra Nova, however as one of the more expensive productions on network television, it does call into question whether a network such as SyFy could maintain the expensive budget and production values.

What are your thoughts? Did you follow Terra Nova? Were you a fan? Would you follow a hypothetical 2nd season to a new network?

SyFy keeps the practical effects themed shows rolling with Monster Man!

Looks like SyFy has been pleased enough with it’s reality competition show FaceOff that they are now handing over the reigns to a pro. That pro is named Cleve Hall, and the show follows his family business of making monsters, creatures, ghouls, and more for various productions. Check out the trailer:

For more information including a sneak peak clip head over to the official page for Monster Man: http://www.syfy.com/monsterman

Monster Man premieres March 14th on SyFy!

SyFy set to profile “Monster Man” and his family….

Syfy is really diving into the monster makeup arena. On the heels of it’s original reality-competition FACEOFF (in which SyFy is currently casting a second season for) A new reality show has been given the go-ahead. “Monster Man” about Cleve Hall, special effects make artist and his family who help him run the business. Variety has this to say:.

“Syfy programming topper Mark Stern called the series “our own ‘American Chopper’?” when the net unveiled its development slate ahead of its March upfront. “This whole world of special effects makeup and creature-making is something that we’ve been exploring for quite a while,” he said.”

According to the article some of the movies Cleve Hall has worked on include, Tim Burton’s “Ed Wood” and “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” as well as popular kid show “Yo Gabba Gabba.” Hall has also worked with bands including Kiss, Devo, and Tenacious D. So it is easy to see Hall has worked all over the spectrum of the industry. “Monster Man” is set to air early in 2012!

Friday the 13th TV Series – Jason does TV…oh wait…no he doesn’t!

It’s Friday the 13th everyone! Besides Halloween, it is probably one of the leading days of notoriety for horror fans as it annually becomes “which Friday the 13th flick should I watch tonight” day….well keeping with the “TV-based” them of the blog, let me take a moment to bring us back to the late 80’s to remember another chapter in the Friday the 13th saga.

Imagine Nightmare on Elm Street without Freddy Kruger….Halloween sanz Michael Myers(well we actually did get that, and it was a good flick, IMO, but that is another story for another time)…how about Friday the 13th without Jason Voorhees….would never happen right…WRONG.  Well sort of!  Back in 1987, Friday the 13th’s TV series started airing.

The show had little if anything to do with Jason Voorhees, Campy Crystal lake or the legend itself. (It might have been referenced to slightly, but I don’t remember). The story was about an antique shop owner who had made a pact with the devil to sell items and antiques that all had various curses attached to them. For whatever reason he broke his pact and was killed for his efforts. Micki & her cousin Ryan inherit the shop and make it their mission along with the help of the older, Jack character, to go out and retrieve all the missing antiques before they could cause further harm in the wrong hands.  It has been a really long time since I have scene any of the episodes but last I checked the series is in syndication on CHILLER network. (It used to run on SyFy as well, but I don’t think so anymore).

Here is the opening trailer for the show:

One episode I do remember, was centered around a high school chick who had come upon a makeup compact that would make whoever looked into the compact at the same time as her, fall in love with her instantly.  The chick would do this to various guys out of revenge for them ignoring her(I think) and would eventually lead them to suicide.  Not sure why this episode stood out particularly, maybe it was because anyone growing up has insecurities about themselves to a certain extent!?!

From what little I remember, I dug the show, enough. I remember this was part of the regular Saturday night line up for me along with a couple of other shows that came and went in the same era.  This could just be a case of me seeing at such a young age and having a more positive memory than it deserves.  This show will definitely be something I cover extensively so look for that in the future!

Was the Hockey Mask ever referred to as one of the "cursed items" ?