Syfy has released a trailer for its upcoming made-for-TV holiday film, Snowmageddon, as part of the network’s second annual Countdown to Christmas event.
This means that the film will be a very corny holiday themed sci-fi flick, because you just know how Syfy loves their corny made-for-TV films.
The theme this year? A seeming innocent holiday gift turns into a nightmare, as an evil snow globe tries to kill everyone.
The trailer arrives with this synopsis:
“To usher in the holiday season, Syfy will present a snow globe with the power to destroy the world in the Saturday Original Movie Snowmageddon, airing Saturday, December 10 at 9PM (ET/PT) during the channel’s second annual Countdown to Christmas Week.
“Starring Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica), David Cubitt (Medium) and Magda Apanowicz (Caprica), the Christmas-themed Snowmageddon is about a mystical snow globe that makes very bad things happen in the real world when it is shaken. The movie is a production of Cinetel.”
Yes, the synopsis sounds pretty silly indeed, but you have to approach these films with the thought that, well, this is the way they are supposed to be. You can laugh at how corny and improbably everything is, and not be bothered by it, as long as you go in knowing that that’s what you’re there for. Obviously, this is not serious sci-fi material.
Sometimes I think Syfy deliberately start the development of these films with a hokey title, and then build the rest of the film around the premises it suggests. In any event, the special stars Michael Hogan in the lead role. IMHO, that alone makes it worth watching at least once.
Snowmageddon airs on Syfy December 10, 2011.