The subgenre of Syfy Original Movies that are comprised of mashups of horrible things has given us such wonders as Dinocroc, Piranhaconda, and Sharktopus. Last year they upped the ante by combining a horrible creature with a horrible natural disaster, resulting in the record-breaking, and hilarious, Sharknado.
The newest member of the mashup club is following that path, although it’s cheating a little by adding a letter in the middle to make it work. I still like it. It asks the age-old question: What would you call fire-breathing tarantulas that erupt out of ancient volcanos? Lavalantula.
Read the description; it’s almost as good as the title. And no kidding, Steve Guttenberg is starring. Directed by the director of Big Ass Spiders. Every title a gift. Check it out:
GIANT LAVA BREATHING TARANTULAS ATTACK LOS ANGELES IN NEW SYFY ORIGINAL MOVIE LAVALANTULA
LAVALANTULA, STARRING STEVE GUTTENBERG AND FELLOW POLICE ACADEMY ALUMNI LESLIE EASTERBROOK AND MICHAEL WINSLOW, PREMIERES ON SYFY IN SUMMER 2015
NEW YORK – September 22, 2014 – Giant lava breathing tarantulas – Lavalantulas – erupt out of ancient volcanos in the Santa Monica Mountains, raining death and destruction upon Los Angeles, in the new Syfy Original Movie Lavalantula, premiering in Summer 2015.
With the City of Angels on the verge of incineration, only a washed up ‘90s action hero actor, played by Steve Guttenberg (Police Academy, Diner) – joined by Police Academy alumni Leslie Easterbrook (Police Academy) and Michael Winslow (Police Academy: The Series) — stand in the way of this monstrous swarm of bloodthirsty creatures who burn their victims alive.
Currently in production in Los Angeles, Lavalantula also co-stars Nia Peeples (The Young and the Restless) and Ralph Garman (KROQ/LA DJ).
Lavalantula will be directed by Mike Mendez, who won a Saturn Award for helming Big Ass Spiders.
Next summer. We’ll keep you posted.