via press release:
SYFY FEATURES WINTER SPORTS WITH A MONSTROUS TWIST IN JANUARY ORIGINAL MOVIES
TASMANIAN DEVILS (STARRING DANICA MCKELLAR AND APOLO OHNO) AND ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN PREMIERE ON “THE MOST DANGEROUS NIGHT IN TELEVISION”
NEW YORK – January 11, 2013 – The next Winter Olympics isn’t until 2014, but Syfy will employ skiing, snowboarding and even base jumping to fight off ancient monsters in a pair of January Original Movies airing on “The Most Dangerous Night on Television.”
Olympic speed skating medalist Apolo Ohno (Dancing With the Stars) and Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) star in Tasmanian Devils, premiering Saturday, January 19th at 9PM (ET/PT). In the movie, daredevil base jumpers trespassing on a remote mountain in Tasmania lose a comrade in a bloody jumping disaster. Their presence on sacred land stirs up an ancient aboriginal curse, provoking an attack by giant Tasmanian Devils. Tasmanian Devils is a production of Vesuvius Films.
In Abominable Snowman, premiering Saturday, January 26at 9PM (ET/PT), world-class skiing and boarding experts must battle a man-eating Bigfoot, a raging blizzard, and avalanches to escape a deadly mountain. The movie stars Adrian Paul (Highlander) and Chuck Campbell (Sanctuary). Abominable Snowman is a production of UFO Films.
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