And that's another thing. HOW DOES THIS SHIT GET GREEN-LIT!? I seriously think a six year old could bring an idea to the table and probably have just as good of a chance to get their film made as the people working for SyFy. Every once in a while we're blessed with half-way decent films, but for every Dog Soldiers, there's at least twenty Dinocroc vs. Supergator. The other strange trend I've been noticing is the overabundance of casting washed up 80's icons that might not necessarily have been meant for the movies to begin with. I love me some Debbie (excuse me, Deborah) Gibson as much as the next person...but I will never believe for the life of me that, that woman is a scientist of ancient sea-beasts.
In all honesty, I think the only reason people claim to "like" these films is because half of humanity is under the "hipster spell". Meaning: "the uncooler you are, the cooler you are". We only like these movies because it's the complete opposite of what we should be doing. We should be ragging on these films and boycotting the stations but instead we promote them and spontaneously purchase the buggers when they go on sale at Wal-Mart in the five dollar bin.
I will say that I'm more than excited for the premiere of their new reality show, Face Off. I'm a sucker for all things TV competition based, and to pair that with special effects makeup...you've got me. The show will center around the idea "Who is the Next Great SFX Artist?" The show will premiere Wednesday January 26th, 2011 at 10/9c. For all of you fans of the god-awful films, have no fear! Mega Python vs. Gatoroid will premiere on January 29th at 9/8c.