From the mind behind the mega-hit Syfy show you’ve probably never heard of (EUREKA) comes a tribute to all those no-budget Syfy original movies and the “so bad, they’re good” films that inspired them. Move over Roger Corman, step back Ed Wood, make way on your weekend programming schedule Mr. Stern, because here comes Andrew Cosby’s 365 DAYS OF SCI-FI.

And it’s all happening here! Each day, your friends at CHUD will bring you a brand new bad movie pitch — the best of the worst title Cosby can come up with, no matter where he’s at or what he’s doing, rain or shine, drunk or sober. That’s a whole year of the quality concepts you’ve come to expect from the network that brought you MANSQUITO and SHARKTOPUS.

365 days of Sci-Fi Archive

And now… DAY SEVENTY-THREE:

“I’ve always felt magicians and horror somehow go hand-in-hand.  Not sure why. Maybe it has something to do with seeing Anthony Hopkins as the twisted ventriloquist in MAGIC when I was only 9-years-old. Thanks Dad.”

- Andy Cosby (Twitter)

“Let’s Make a Deal…”

Pitch:

Diagnosed with terminal cancer, a young stage magician turns to the dark arts for a cure, scouring the world for arcane secrets, until he eventually manages to bind a demon to his service, forcing the fiendish creature to grant him a single wish.  Knowing his soul will be forfeited in the bargain, the magician cleverly tricks the demon into giving him immortality.  After all, if he can’t die, then hell can never have him.  Compelled to hold up its end of the dark bargain, the demon cures the cancer, and the magician goes on to live a life of fame and fortune by performing all manner of insanely death defying feats, each more complicated and dangerous than the last. Unfortunately, as with all Faustian gambits, this one doesn’t come without some fine print, and the magician soon learns the he’s more than just immortal… he’s become one of the undead.  Now, all those closest too him will pay the ultimate price for his borrowed time.

Nick Says: Even scarier than the magician who used to moonlight at the Ben & Jerry’s near me. This could be a huge role for Thomas Ian Nichols.

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

This article series is in no way affiliated with SyFy. This is a creative experiment and ongoing test of nerves that is perpetrated by a few insane people and should be construed as such. If for some reason these people actually make one of these as a feature it must be chalked up to their own lunacy. These are the intellectual property of Mr. Andrew Cosby and not the property of CHUD.com or SyFy.