Friday, February 17, 2012

Syfy Premieres Two New Fairy Tale Movies February 25

February 25th is Syfy fairy tale marathon day.

Two new movies are premiering, Black Forest and Witchslayer: Gretl, and Red: Werewolf Hunter (which is now available on DVD) is heading up the marathon.

They're all billed as fantasy/action/horror so expect mixed amounts of each. I've been impressed with Syfy's recent original offerings so I have hopes the new movies will continue that trend (despite the B-movie title for Gretl).

Black Forest is based partly on the famous Black Forest containing the German Fairy Tale Route you can visit and travel on, so I'm curious to see if they use much, if any of the locations or fairy tale aspects you can visit in real life.

Classic fairy tales get a little more grim. Syfy's Original Movie Black Forest premieres Saturday Feb. 25 at 7/6c. 

A group of naive tourists take a sightseeing tour into a supposed enchanted forest, where they encounter evil creatures from the world of fantasy. Trapped in the Black Forest, their only hope of survival is fighting their way out. 

Cast includes Ben Cross, Tinsel Korey, Claire Foster, Dhafer L'Abadine, Oliver James, Andy Clemence, Howerd Charles, Sarah Brown, Velizar Binev, Mike Straub, Sapphire Elia, Jesse Steele and Tobias Hewitt.
Here's a "two new movies back-to-back" trailer showing scenes from both Black Forest and Witchslayer Gretl:

And a sneak peek with Snow White and some hungry dwarves:
You can see more excerpts/videos from both premieres for a limited time HERE.

Sometimes there is no fairy tale ending. Syfy's Original Movie 'Witchslayer Gretl' starring Shannon Doherty premieres Saturday Feb. 25 at 9/8c. 
[NOTE: This movie was originally titled as Gretl: Witch Hunter] 
Twenty years after his encounter with the witch, a grown-up Hansel (Paul McGillion) returns to the haunted forest, seeking revenge. But there's a surprise waiting - his sister Gretel (Shannen Doherty) (who he thought had been killed) is the witch's protégé. 
Cast includes Shannen Doherty, Stargate Atlantis' Paul McGillion,Sanctuary's Emilie Ullerup, John Boylan, Sarain Boylan, Jefferson Brown, Erica Cox and Marianthi Evans.  
Here's a trailer:

Syfy's Original Movie Red: Werewolf Hunter airs again, right before the premiere of Black Forest, on Saturday Feb. 25 at 5/4c. 
Felicia Day stars as Virginia Sullivan, a modern day descendant of Little Red Riding Hood. Things go awry when her fiancé is bitten by a werewolf and she must protect him from her werewolf hunting family. 
Here's a trailer (it appears to have been "taped off TV" so the quality isn't great):
It was also released on DVD on January 3, 2012.
The Syfy schedule shows Enchanted being aired at 9/8c in the morning of the 25th as well, though I can't verify if this is the Disney live action/animation movie (would Disney allow Syfy to air it?) or something entirely different. 
Either way, it seems fairy tales are the flavor of the day at Syfy on February 25th. :)


  1. nice! thanks for the heads up.

  2. @Kelley Marie - You're welcome! I haven't had time to watch my DVR yet but I'm intrigued by Black Forest in particular.We'll see. :)