One can’t help but love the delightful cheese of SyFy original films.They’re filled with strange, horrifying creatures and ridiculously stupid people who always get what they deserve. From the look of these clips, this Saturday’s Area 51 is no exception. There are the requisite idiot military personnel and plenty of people standing around with their heads up their asses as other folks are getting killed by the appropriately creepy, mish-mash of an alien. And while Sharktopus had its Roger Corman pedigree and Eric Roberts, Area 51 is co-produced by After Dark Films, directed by Sean Connery’s son, Jason and stars original “Babylon 5”-er, Bruce Boxleitner.
The story follows a group of reporters given permission to visit the infamous alien repository. Coincidentally, a certain extraterrestrial critter decides this would be a fine time to bust out of the joint and lead a revolution. As you can imagine, hijinks ensue. Here are a couple of clips to whet your appetite:
Area 51 also stars John Shea (Mutant X,”Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”) and Jason London (Dazed and Confused, Jason and the Argonauts ) and premiers February 26th at 9 pm EST.