via press release:
SHARKTOPUS WINS SYFY.COM’S FIRST EVER MONSTER MADNESS TOURNAMENT
CONTEST GENERATES 3.4 MILLION PAGE VIEWS!
NEW YORK – May 3, 2011 – An unstoppable force of tentacles and teeth, Sharktopus proved itself the plague of beachgoers in the Syfy Original Movie Sharktopus. Now it has snagged the ultimate prize by winning Syfy.com’s first ever Monster Madness tournament, the grand contest to determine the king of all Syfy monsters featured in the popular Saturday Original Movies.
Monster Madness, which generated 3.4 million page views and 200,000 votes since launching March 24, showcased thirty-two fun and frantic abominations, ranging from Mansquito to Sharktopus, Mega Shark to Gatoroid, and Rock Monster to Basilisk, who squared off with users voting to determine the winner of each round and, ultimately, the champion of the Syfy creature pantheon.
Fans were 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.
Watch the Sharktopus highlight reel at http://www.syfy.com/monstermadness/
The next Syfy Saturday Original Movie “creature feature” will be Swamp Shark on Saturday, June 11, at 9PM (ET/PT).
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