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Kevin Bacon to Star in and Produce 8 Episode ‘Tremors’ Television Series for Syfy

Kevin Bacon has been talking about wanting to return to the world of Tremors in the form of a television series for over a year. Based on his recent, comments it sounds like this dream will soon become reality! He recently told Screen that Syfy has ordered a pilot episode for a planned eight episode series to be produced by Bacon and Jason Blum (InsidiousSplitWhiplash). 

Here’s what Bacon had to say about the development:

“We are going to do a pilot for Syfy… It’s the only character I’ve ever played that I was interested in exploring 25 years later. It is a really good movie… I don’t go back and watch my movies but because we were doing this one, I had to go back and look at it. It’s just the idea of this loser who is living a very ordinary life and has an extraordinary experience with these monsters and becomes, for a moment, a hero.” read more

Syfy Orders Pilot Episode Based on George RR Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’

With only two abbreviated seasons left of Game of Thrones, fans will soon need to turn elsewhere to get their George RR Martin fix! Variety reports that the Syfy network is looking to fill the upcoming void by ordering a pilot episode of a new television series based on Martin’s science fiction horror novella, Nightflyers.

Nightflyers was originally adapted into a feature film in 1987. The new series is based upon a script written by Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train). NBC Universal Cable Entertainment’s executive vice president of scripted development, Bill McGoldrick, offered these thoughts on the upcoming project: read more

Travel Channel Acquires Josh Gates’ ‘Destination Truth’

Fans of “the real-life Indiana Jones” Josh Gates will be pleased to hear that the Travel Channel has recently acquired Gates’ original monster hunting series Destination Truth.  

Those who are familiar with Gates’ current Travel Channel hit, Expedition Unknown, will get to see the original series (which aired on Syfy from 2007 to 2012) which up to now has only been available as an expensive download or low quality DVD release of the first season.

Gates is excited that the series that made him famous is now available to all viewers and describes the series as “… some of my most unusual, thrilling, weird, and often hilarious travel adventures.  It’s all about real investigations of fascinating mysteries – from sightings of cryptozoological creatures to otherworldly phenomena, we point our compass toward the unexplained. It’s a wild ride, and the truth, as they say, is out there.” read more

SyFy Orders Two More Seasons of Channel Zero

As reported today by Variety, the SyFy Network has ordered two more seasons of their horror anthology series Channel Zero. This renewal brings the series up to a fourth season, as the initial order called for two seasons of the Creepy Pasta inspired program.

Syfy president Chris McCumber told Variety that, “We look forward to creeping everyone out again this fall with ‘No-End House,’ and can’t wait to see what nightmares Nick has in store for the future.”

The first season entitled “Candle Cove” ran for six episodes and delivered strong ratings by SyFy Network standards, pulling in a little better than 1/2 a million viewers on average. read more

SyFy’s “Z Nation” Gets the Green Light for Season 4

With the Season 3 finale set to air on December 16th, SyFy made the announcement that fans of Z Nation can expect another 13 episodes to come their way in 2017.

For a show that was once considered just a “cash-in” on the popularity of AMC’s hit The Walking DeadZ Nation has turned into a solid performer for the NBC Universal-owned company and according to The Hollywood Reporter, is among the 10 most watched scripted series on cable television.

Fans of the show tend to like the shows’ honesty; Z Nation doesn’t take itself too seriously and the folks who have become disenfranchised with that other, more “serious” zombie television show, can tune to SyFy to watch a zombie horde get mauled by a giant wheel of cheese. read more

Channel Zero: Candle Cove Mid-Season Review

Channel Zero: Candle Cove may not be a perfect show, but it is, without a doubt, one of the best horror shows produced this year.  After three episodes, the story of murderous children, creepy puppets and a town lost in grief, continues to deliver an intriguing tale that gets darker each week.

Director Craig William MacNeill does a masterful job creating a gripping and eerie setting in which the presence of unseen evil forces is palpable. However, Channel Zero: Candle Cove’s main issue is inconsistency. Moments of pure genius are followed by clunky dialogues and weak plotlines. Don’t get me wrong; the good significantly outnumbers the bad in this show, but the contrast between the high and lows after a while, becomes distracting. read more

Channel Zero: Candle Cover Premiere Review

80’s nostalgia, creepy puppets, and a monster covered in baby teeth? Sure, sign me up.

Last week SyFy channel debuted the highly anticipated Channel Zero: Candle Cove.  The show is the network’s first dive into the world of creepypasta and also the first installment in what is set to be an ongoing horror anthology.

Creepypastas are user generated horror and urban legends, copy-and-pasted around the internet Candle Cove, created by Kris Straub, is one of the most famous stories in this genre. The original tale was written in the format of an online forum thread where people talk about a children’s television series from the 1970s. The plot develops as the members of the forum share memories of the creepy puppets from the series, and discuss nightmares from watching the show. read more

Syfy’s Van Helsing Renewed for Second Season

Only four episodes of Van Helsing have run, and Syfy has decided to renew the series for a second season according to Deadline. The second season, which will be thirteen episodes, is expected to start production in January 2017.  Showrunner Neil Labute said, “We have a wonderful and terrifying road ahead planned for Vanessa, her allies and her enemies. I think this is a world and a story that can be sustained for many years and I am inspired to do so thanks to Syfy’s obvious trust and commitment in the storytellers, cast and crew.” read more

Syfy’s Van Helsing Offers Female Twist on Classic Tale

Syfy is turning the classic Van Helsing story on his head, with a female in the lead role of its new series which is premiering September 23. Hollywood has been stirring controversy with its gender change ups recently, most notably with the all-female cast of Ghost Busters. In the new Syfy series Kelly Overton stars as the bad ass Vanessa Helsing, whose unique blood makes her immune to vampires, but also able to turn vamps into humans with her own bite. With her exceptional abilities, Helsing must lead humanity in the battle against the vampires read more

Teaser Trailer Released for New SyFy Channel Horror Anthology Channel Zero

Everyone has their own “body horror” hang-ups.  Some people cringe at joint or digit manipulation.  Others duck for cover when eyes are in danger of being injured or removed.  If the removal of teeth gets your skin crawling, my advice is to steer clear of the new teaser trailer for SyFy’s Channel Zero.

Channel Zero, a season long horror anthology program in the vein of American Horror Story from Max Landis (Chronicle) and Nick Antosca (co-producer and writer of Hannibal), begins with a tale based on Kris Straub’s short story  “Candle Cove” from internet fan fiction site creepypasta.com. The creators expressed their excitement for the new project in an official release stating that, “We love the idea of doing seasons of TV like rich, character-driven horror novels, and for ‘Channel Zero: Candle Cove’ we’ve expanded this great short story ‘Candle Cove’ into something really nightmarish and haunting and surreal,” said Landis and Antosca. “We can’t wait to dig in deeper and bring this to life with Syfy and Universal Cable Productions.” read more