As a lover of all things terrible — The Room, cheese curds, this rhyme in LFO’s “Summer Girls”: “When you take a sip you buzz like a hornet / Billy Shakespeare wrote a whole bunch of sonnets” — I’m obviously a fan of the Syfy Original Movie. In fact, I’m such supporter of the network’s Saturday night movies, that my parents gifted me the only two items I wanted for my birthday: DVDs of Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus and Mega Piranha. There’s something about the cheesy special effects combined with the awful dialogue (“That, I do, sir.”) and the appeal of seeing oversized creatures in no way equipped to launch themselves into buildings ” target=”_blank”>do just that that makes every Syfy movie one deliciously horrible mixture.
But, surprisingly, for a series of films that thrive solely based on how fake they look, Syfy’s original TV movies could easily be mistaken for the latest celebrity-driven reality shows, thanks to its C-, D-, or even F-list casts. Especially when you look at the network’s new slate of films, announced yesterday: Two ex-reality stars – Breaking Bonaduce’s Danny Bonaduce and Dancing With the Stars’ Shannen Doherty – are on tap to star in two of Syfy’s upcoming films: Bonaduce will track the mysterious sasquatch in Bigfoot, while Doherty will play Gretl in an update of the famous Brothers Grimm tale Hansel and Gretel.
So in honor of this casting news, let’s play: Syfy movie cast or reality TV show cast? Vote below, and see the bottom for the answers! (No cheating!) Don’t worry – if you’re a Syfy fan, this game will be easier than defeating a legion of Mega Pirahna with your feet.
Answers: 1) Syfy Movie (Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus); 2) Reality Show (I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!) 3) Reality Show (Celebrity Fit Club, season 4); Syfy Movie (Mega Piranha); 5) Reality Show (The Surreal Life, season 3); 6) Syfy Movie (MegaFault); 7) Syfy Movie (Sharktopus); 8 ) Reality Show (Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew); 9) Reality Show (The Celebrity Apprentice); 10) Syfy Movie (Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus)