Sci Fi Presents 5 Original Telefilms with RHI Entertainment

Sci Fi and RHI Entertainment are getting together to create 5 new horror and thriller flicks for the channel.  Both parties seem excited about the partnership after working together last season on the majority of Sci Fi's original movies. 

And the five movies are:
  • Hellhounds, directed by Ricky Schroeder and set in 500 B.C. A Greek warrior who with his companions fights against the hellhounds of Hades to rescue his bride from the Underworld and bring her back to life. (This one has already wrapped production.)
  • Rise of the Gargoyle, starring Eric Balfour (24 and The Ex List), which focuses on an ancient gargoyle that comes to life and terrorizes modern-day Paris. terror is unleashed in modern-day Paris. Balfour's character is an author who witnesses it and no one believes him. (Also already wrapped on production).
  • Sand Serpents, starring Jason Gedrick (Desperate Housewives), is about American soldiers in Afghanistan who not only have to fight the Taliban, but a nasty bunch of gigantic man-eating snakes.
  • Alien Western focuses on an old west town in the 1890s that is suddenly attacked and invaded by monstrous buglike machines from another planet.
  • Carney is about the Jersey Devil legend where an evil side-show at a carnival escapes and terrorizes a Depression-era Mid-Atlantic town.
All 5 movies have been or will be filmed in Romania and each piece will run 2 hours long.  VP of programming at Sci Fi Thomas Vitale says the made for TV movies will premiere in mid to late '09 and be a part of their "Most Dangerous Night of Television" weekend franchise.

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