Wednesday, March 17, 2010

SyFy Monster Invasion

With the upcoming Sharktopus film being the media darling of science fiction/geeky websites over the last few weeks, I wondered if the SyFy Channel would be planning any additional jaunts into giant monster territory with regards to their home-brewed productions. According to a recent news post over at Dread, the answer is apparently a big, fat “yes”. A list of their upcoming original movies revealed a couple of notable entries.

In the “Possibly Giant-Sized Monsters” category:

Mega Piranha- 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. This film actually premieres next month on Saturday, April 10th. (I’m not certain how “giant” the “giant piranhas” actually are, given that a normal example of said fish is a tad larger than your hand and no- I don’t necessarily believe what’s portrayed in the poster/DVD box cover design above. That might just be a red herring- uh, no pun intended).

Mongolian Death Worm- 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. Premieres Saturday, May 8th (Again, I don’t know if the film’s interpretation of the infamous cryptozoological critter is going to make them larger than their purported size, but it’s entirely possible).

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 (The original movie featured a larger-than-normal crocodile, so it might be the same case with this newest entry).

In the “Definitely Giant-Sized Monsters” category:

Camel Spiders- Giant Iraqi camel spiders on the rampage.

Behemoth- A global disaster releases a large prehistoric creature from a snowy mountain range.

Frost Giant- Dean Cain battles a giant unfrozen Nordic frost giant (Is it wrong that I’m rooting for the monster in this one?).

Source: Dread


Brian Blacknick said...

After watching Dinoshark this past weekend on SyFy I should have learned my lesson. But more than likely I'd check out "Lake Placid 3" and especially "Behemoth". Thanks for the heads up :)

Cyborg Trucker said...

Dinoshark was a big pile o dinocrap. But com'on give Dean a break, he makes some entertaining monster flicks I thought. But to each their own.

Harlan said...

The director of SyFy's Behemoth is putting up a page on his show. Just found it. I emailed him and he says it is just a place holder for now. He is going to put up all kinds of extras on the show in the next couple of weeks. Check it out at
Not much there yet. But he promises more-- promises promises.... I do love these kind of shows.