via press release:
SYFY.COM CELEBRATES 200TH SATURDAY ORIGINAL MOVIE WITH LAUNCH OF MARCH MONSTER MADNESS, THE ULTIMATE CREATURE FEATURE TOURNAMENT
NEW YORK – March 24, 2011 – To mark the 200th Syfy Saturday Original Movie (Scream of the Banshee premiering March 26 at 9PM), Syfy.com is launching a new ongoing feature March Monster Madness, the ultimate tournament to determine the king of all Syfy monsters.
Beginning March 24, thirty-two fun and frantic abominations, ranging from Mansquito to Sharktopus, Mega Shark to Gatoroid, and Rock Monster to Basilisk, will square off, with users voting to determine the winner of each round and, ultimately, the champion of the Syfy creature pantheon. Fans will be able to see custom trading cards featuring their favorite monsters, watch highlight videos of the monsters’ best attacks, and share their votes with friends across social media platforms.
In Scream of the Banshee, when a college professor opens a mysterious and ornate box discovered hidden in the tunnels under her university, she and her students hear the horrifying scream of a bloodthirsty Banshee. Everyone who hears the scream is fated to die a strange and terrible death. Now the professor, her daughter and a few of her students must try to stop the Banshee. A production of After Dark Films, Scream of the Banshee stars Lauren Holly (NCIS) and Lance Henriksen (Aliens).
Syfy.com is one of the leading imagination-based websites, averaging nearly 3.5 million unique visitors per month. Syfy.com includes the lifestyle blogs Blastr and DVICE; Syfy Games featuring popular games such as the MMOG Battlestar Galactica Online; major show sites for the channel’s scripted and unscripted programming, from Warehouse 13 and Ghost Hunters to Eureka and Destination Truth, video hubs showcasing original short form content such as Riese: Kingdom Falling and video blogs along with Syfy Rewind, which presents full episodes of Syfy’s critically acclaimed programming.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 99 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)