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Interesting News From the SyFy Upfronts

So, the SyFy upfronts went down this week - the event where they announce all their upcoming programming - and while there's lots of interesting stuff here, the most interesting has to be under the heading of Saturday Original Movies, where they reveal not one but TWO new Asylum projects for the fall.

Project One: "Zombie Apocalypse (working title) -- October 2011 -- Months after a zombie plague has wiped out 90 percent of the American population, a small group of survivors fight their way cross-country to a rumored refuge on the island of Catalina" 

Project Two: "Bigfoot - 2012 -- 1970's pop culture icons Danny Bonaduce (The Partridge Family) and Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch) face off in the hunt for the legendary mountain creature."

Do I even need to mention how awesome both of these films sound? I mean, really, a freaking bigfoot movie with Greg Brady and Danny Partridge? If my soul has a tattoo, I'm pretty sure it's an image from this movie.

No pages or mentions of these over at The Asylum site for the moment, but I'm sure more information will be coming soon. With the recent announcement of Naomi Selfman's Barely Legal and info on Born Bad, the second half of the Asylum's year is starting to come into focus. And so far, it looks pretty awesome!


  1. Getting really sick of zombie movies, especially since 99% of them are all the EXACT same, and this one doesn't seem any different.

    However, I'm of the firm believe that there is nowhere near enough killer bigfoot movies, and even less GOOD killer Bigfoot movies (Legend of Boggy Creek, Abominable, and Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon are really the only three I can think of, and I wouldn't even really count Boggy Creek as a KILLER Bigfoot movie cause I don't think it actually kills anyone). Either way, I cannot wait for that one.

  2. I love how Asylum has gotten bored with the Mega titles and moved onto 2012. YES!

  3. @Mr. Gable - roll on "Mega Bigfoot Vs Killer Zombie: 2012"

  4. Asylum hasn't 'moved on' to 2012 - they've always been there, lol. 2012: Doomsday, 2012: Supernova, Countdown: Armageddon. They've been on 2012 longer then they've been on Mega Movies.

    However, I'm not sick of either, so I say keep bringing both on! :)

  5. I'm with Jeffery. Zombie Apocalypse (working title) needs to bring a covered dish if it wants a good seat. The "island of Catalina" thing is a good start. It brings to mind Catalina Caper. Is Tommy Kirk still around? Annette Funicello? Get Mickey Dolenz and the Lovely Ladies of the Asylum on the phone and let's get Zombie Apocalypse Beach Bash rockin'!

  6. I have got to get rights for Bigfoot for our Mega-Bad Movie Nights!