This week, Syfy put out a press release with a one-two punch. First, the network has planned an “OFF THE DEEP END WEEKEND” for Saturday August 17th and Sunday August 18th, featuring all your favorite Syfy shark movies. The list includes:
- Sharknado 2: The Second One
- Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
- Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
- Sharknado 5: Global Swarming
- The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time
- Zombie Shark
- Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda
- Atomic Shark
- Dam Sharks
- 5-Headed Shark
- 6-Headed Shark
And if that weren’t enough to explode your B-movie-loving head, the weekend’s programming includes the world premiere of the new Syfy Original Movie Zombie Tidal Wave, starring Ian Ziering and directed by Sharknado series director Anthony C. Ferrante. This new movie airs Saturday 8/17 at 9 PM ET/PT, and centers on a a zombie-slinging tidal wave that hits a small town, causing maritime mayhem.
Zombie Tidal Wave is the first picture under a production pact between Ziering’s production company I.Man Productions and Darby Parker’s Stronghold Entertainment. The movie has the potential to be the first of many installments in which we follow lead Hunter Shaw (Ziering) as he contends with the ocean-borne outbreak which threatens his seaside island community.
Ziering said, “Zombie Tidal Wave offered the opportunity to see my original concept through to release, it is incredibly satisfying to be a creator and work in all facets of the process beyond my contributions as an actor. Darby and I want to continue to curate more projects together in this hands-on manner, and I can’t wait to bring more of my acting and directing peers, and new production partners, along with us.”
Congratulations to Mr. Ziering on this latest phase of his career, three cheers for this newest twist on the zombie-disaster trope, and many thanks to Syfy for an entire weekend devoted to cheese-tastic pandemonium!