Not Even Dry Land is Safe When 'Sharknado' Hits Syfy July 11

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June 20th, 2013


via press release:




NEW YORK – June 20, 2013 – Up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a…shark! A supersized storm sucks sharks from the ocean and hurls them onto land in the new Syfy Original Movie Sharknado, premiering Thursday, July 11 at 9PM (ET/PT).


In the movie, regulars of a beachside bar including owner Fin (Ian Ziering/Beverly Hills 90210), bartender Nova (Casie Scerbo/Make It Or Break It) and local drunk George (John Heard/Home Alone) team up with Fin’s ex-wife April (Tara Reid/Scrubs) to investigate the ecological nightmare that has sharks swimming through the streets of Los Angeles and falling from the skies. Sharknado is a production of The Asylum.


Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle) and Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show) star in the Original Movie Blast Vegas, premiering Thursday, July 18 at 9PM. A group of wild frat bros and their nerdy tag-along Nelson (Muniz) head to Las Vegas for the spring break of a lifetime. When one of them steals an Egyptian relic from a casino, an ancient curse is unleashed on the fabled strip. Blast Vegas is a production of Brainstorm Media.


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 (, 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 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.  NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.(Syfy. Imagine greater.)


  • PurpleDrazi

    Stop it Syfy! Just stop!

  • TV Addict

    This is the next Citizen Kane.

  • dantas

    Wat da hell?!

  • Chuck

    Wouldn’t it be a better career move to do a season of Dancing With the Stars?

  • Tommy

    Wow… there are no words… “Sharknado”… that’s just crazy talk, even from the Asylum…

  • Samunto

    The plotlines of these movies are hilarious. I’d totally watch them drunk.

    Tara Reid still got work!

  • PurpleDrazi

    I guess they ran out of animals to mash-up so now they are using natural disasters.

    Next up: Pythonacain and Spidercano

  • Anon


    Say it with gusto!

  • DonnaT

    Next up: Pythonacain and Spidercano – ROLF!

    Does anyone think SyFy should have purchased the “rights” to “Fake!Eric Kripke’s ‘OctoCobra'” (from Supernatural’s hilarious S6 episode “The French Mistake”) and it couldn’t be worse than some of the “original movies” SyFy is putting out lately?

  • DonnaT

    *ROTF!* Curses not having an edit function.

  • MichaelChickless

    Candy Gram? Land Shark?

  • Kurt

    I think that if I was employed by either SyFy or The Asylum, I’d be embarassed to tell people where I worked.

  • Jon


  • a p garcia

    SyFy went downhill after the name change.

  • roly

    Oh no tiburones!

  • SharkNado 1.0

    That is awesome. I can’t wait to see this. Cult classic in the making. I literally can’t stop laughing from that picture of the shark in the air over Tara’s head. This would will help Tara explain why her boobs look like they were bitten by a shark. LMAO.

  • PurpleDrazi


    Good one!

    Don’t forget Octoquake.

  • BelvedereJr

    I work for the Asylum. I am not ashamed that i work there. We get to make movies like Shark-goddamn-Nado!

  • Elf Odin

    Just wait for the sequel: MEGASHARKNADO!

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