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Official Trailer for ‘Z Nation’ Prequel Series ‘Black Summer’ Released by Netflix

Netflix is bringing a zombie series back from the dead, much to the delight of horror fans.  On its official YouTube page, the popular streaming series has released the official trailer for Black Summer, a prequel series based on Z Nation (which was recently cancelled by Syfy after five seasons.)  The trailer can be viewed below.

Expanding the Z Nation universe is welcome news to the rabid fan-base of the zombie series, who were still reeling from the cancellation bombshell from last December.  Black Summer will star Jaime King (My Bloody Valentine, Sin City) as a young mother named Rose.  In the earliest days of the zombie apocalypse, the aftermath of which we viewed through the Z Nation lens, Rose must journey and fight her way through the carnage to find her daughter in the increasingly desolate and dangerous wasteland.  Banding together with a group of Americans, the survivors must work together to find their loved ones while fighting the un-dead…..and even each other.  The show will also star Sal Velez Jr. (FX’s Mayans M.C.) as William Velez, who appears to be an ally based on the trailer sequences. read more

Sid and Marty Krofft’s ‘The Banana Splits’ are Getting the Horror Treatment Courtesy of Syfy

If you grew up in the late 1960s and early ’70s, you may have fond memories of a couple of “rock and roll animals” named the Banana Splits.  With a catchy jingle that will stay with you for days, the Splits burst onto tv screens in 1968, and ushered in a slew of psychedelic costumed characters for the youth of that era.

Enter the Syfy Network, purveyors of such fine films as Ice Spiders and Titanic II, to ruin what little remains of your childhood with another terrible idea in the form of a low-budget horror movie starring The Banana Splits.  The ill-advised feature will star Bingo (the gorilla), Fleegle (the dog), Snorky (the elephant), and Drooper (the lion), and less well-known talent such as Finlay Wojtak-Hissong (The Kindness of Strangers), Dani Kind (Wyonna Earp), Romeo Carere (Pyewacket), and Steve Lund (Street Legal). read more

‘Chucky’ Series Coming to Syfy

It looks like everyone’s favorite killer doll is headed to Syfy. According to Deadline, Syfy has nabbed the rights to develop a Chucky TV series. The series come from the Child’s Play creative team of Don Mancini and David Kirschner who will be joined by Nick Antosca.

“I’ve long wanted to bring Chucky to television and SYFY is the perfect network for us,” said Mancini in an official statement. “The show will be a fresh take on the franchise, allowing us to explore Chucky’s character with a depth that is uniquely afforded by the television series format, while staying true to the original vision that has terrorized audiences for over three decades now.” read more

Syfy Cancels ‘Channel Zero’ Anthology

Fans of Syfy’s horror anthology Channel Zero got some bad news today, as the network cancelled the series after four seasons.  Creator Nick Antosca broke the news on instagram stating that “I loved making this show and I would have loved to do more… but I can’t complain too much about doing 4 stories I loved with people who I loved working with.”

The creator was gracious in defeat, thanking Syfy for the opportunity.  He also made sure to thank the “…the authors of the original creepypasta stories. Kris Straub, Brian Russell, Kerry Hammond, and Charlotte Bywater” (Slender Man never made it to the series, but it would have probably done better on the small screen than last summer’s theatrical disaster). read more

SyFy Releases First Five Minutes of George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’ Series

Game of Thrones fans who are depressed over the impending conclusion of the series will soon have another television program from the mind of George R.R. Martin to enjoy. Based on the author’s 1980s series- consisting of a novella, a novel, and short stories- Nightflyers is a new space horror saga which will star Gretchen Mol, Eoin Macken, and David Ajala.

SyFy just released the opening sequence from Season One, Episode One on Rotten Tomatoes TV, and the clip is chock full of sci-fi action and gritty violence in zero gravity. Fans of the video game franchise Dead Space will likely feel right at home after watching this first clip, given its visceral tools and distinct ship design. You can watch the clip in its entirety below: read more

Clive Barker’s ‘Nightbreed’ Coming to SyFy as a TV Series

The word around Midian is that Clive Barker’s classic Nightbreed is being turned into a television series for the SyFy channel. Based on a report by Deadline, Clive Barker and his team at Seraphim Films are working with original Nightbreed producers Morgan Creek and writer Josh Stolberg (Jigsaw, Sorority Row, Piranha 3D) to put together a new script based on Barker’s 1988 classic book Cabal which later became the 1990 film Nightbreed.

“This story has been near to my heart for many years,” Barker said. “I’m at beyond thrilled that SyFy and UCP are taking this journey with us, and I cannot wait to see it brought to life on the screen.” From David Robinson at Morgan Creek, “The team at Morgan Creek is very excited to partner with Clive Barker, Syfy and Universal Cable Productions on Nightbreed for a unique, trenchant and no-holds-barred exploration of race relations in today’s society. As a sophisticated twist on the classic graphic novel form, Nightbreed pits ‘Humans’ against persecuted monsters, using metaphor and parable to take on bias and prejudice with real-world consequences.” read more

Kevin Bacon Confirms Syfy’s ‘Tremors’ Series Will Not Move Forward

Kevin Bacon shared some bad news this weekend for all of the Tremors fans out there who were excited about his upcoming television series based on the franchise: Syfy has decided to pass on the series- which was set to take place 25 years after the events of the original film- after a pilot episode was produced. Bacon took to his Instagram account to explain the news to his fans:

#Tremors Sad to report that my dream of revisiting the world of Perfection will not become a reality. Although we made a fantastic pilot (IMHO) the network has decided not to move forward. Thanks to our killer cast and everyone behind the scenes who worked so hard. And always keep one eye out for GRABOIDS! read more

SyFy Releases First Trailer for George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’

For those anxiously awaiting the small-screen adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers, SyFy has just provided you with a gift.  The network released the first-look trailer for the anticipated alien-horror series on their YouTube channel….and it sure does look awesome.

Just one day after the news broke that show-runner Daniel Cerone has exited the project, the trailer’s release is a welcome event.  Nightflyers was ordered to series by SyFy back in January, which is when the cast (and Cerone’s involvement) were announced.  However, further details about the series were scarce until now.  The trailer, which can be seen below, provides a brief but powerful glimpse into the horror-themed world of the space odyssey. read more

‘Leprechaun Returns’ Coming to Syfy Network in March of 2019

Just when you thought it was safe to enjoy a Shamrock Shake…the Leprechaun returns!

According to SyFy Wire, “The film picks up 25 years after the events of the 1993 original, which found a maniacal leprechaun doing whatever it takes (including committing gruesome murder) to track down his stolen pot of gold. The leprechaun menaced Tory Redding (Jennifer Aniston) until he was finally defeated by shooting a four-leaf clover down his throat. Leprechaun Returns finds the leprechaun revived in the modern day when a group of sorority girls unwittingly awaken him while tearing down a cabin to build a new sorority house. The new sequel is written by Suzanne Keilly (Ash vs Evil Dead) and directed by Steven Kostanski (The Void).” read more

Syfy and Netflix to Develop George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’ Into Series

Great news for fans of the 1980 George R.R. Martin novella NightflyersAccording to Deadline, Syfy has just announced that it has ordered a series based on the science-fiction thriller, and that Netflix will co-produce.  The streaming service will also hold the first-run rights for the series outside of the United States.  Martin’s novella, which had previously been adapted into a feature film in 1987 to a generally negative reaction, will be produced by Syfy’s production arm Universal Cable Productions. read more