I did something a while ago that I don’t do very often. I deleted a completed article before posting it on the site. It was intended to be a slight rant on Syfy in regards to the quality of their original movies and in particular to the press release below about their new film Mongolian Death Worm. What it ended up being was a prickly slash and burn piece that would’ve assuredly ushered in talkbackers to make with “ooh, the bitter CHUD writer is back,” the “he’s trying to be Devin again” (I respect Devin, but I try to stand on my own rants) and general “what an asshole” posts below (hell, I’ll probably still get those anyway).
The point is, even I was getting put off by myself in writing the article. And that’s something, because I’ve learned to live with a lot of my own bullshit. So I can imagine how it would have come across to you, the readers. The tone of that article was nothing but spiked negativity. Now, there are certain times when negativity is warranted, but a giant worm movie just doesn’t seem like one of them. Thoughts like “Syfy shits on its fans with these movies”, and “they do it gleefully,” populated the body of that piece. I found I was getting worked up over the quality, or perceived lack thereof, of Syfy’s films, and specifically, a ginormous annelid picture. Wow. So I deleted it, decompressed a bit and started anew.
Anyway, Syfy’s doing another “giant thing eats people” flick. Shocker. Here’s the link to the full press release, and a snippet of it is below. Enjoy.
GIANT WORMS AND NASTY WITCHES WREAK HAVOC DURING SYFY’S MAY SATURDAY ORIGINAL MOVIES
MONGOLIAN DEATH WORM, STARRING SEAN PATRICK FLANERY (THE BOONDOCK SAINTS), PREMIERES SATURDAY, MAY 8, AT 9PM (ET/PT)
In Mongolian Death Worm, premiering Saturday, May 8, at 9PM (ET/PT),
treasure hunter Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints, Young
Indiana Jones) and U.N. aide worker Victoria Pratt (Day Break) find
themselves battling local bandits while searching for Genghis Khan’s
secret tomb in central Mongolia. The crypt is guarded by man-eating
Mongolian death worms, who grow very angry at being disturbed.