The Fannish Life: A Boondock Saint Battles ‘Mongolian Death Worms’
If you see only one giant worm movie this weekend, it should be “Mongolian Death Worms,” which premieres on Syfy May 8 at 9 p.m. ET
As was the case for Syfy’s “Mothman,” this movie has a premise based on existing folklore.
A visit to Wikipedia will tell you all you ever wanted to know, and then some.
I didn’t get a screener for MDW, but I watched the sneak peek on the Syfy website, and I was part of a conference call with Sean Patrick Flanery who is the lead actor in the film.
Sean’s enthusiasm for the project is enough to make me want to watch.
OK, I was going to watch anyway because I can’t pass up a movie with a title like “Mongolian Death Worms.”
Up to now, “Tremors” has been my pick for Best Giant Worm Movie Ever. Saturday night will tell if this new rival takes over the title.
Many of you will recall Sean’s roles in “Young Indiana Jones” and “The Dead Zone,” but my favorite role from his past efforts is Connor McManus in the Boondock Saints movies.
Admittedly, it’s ironic that I like Connor so much. I’m a pacifist, but in fiction, the clear definition of good and evil and the eradication of evil by the Boondock Saints is quite satisfying.
Connor is an over-the-top character, a fact that led me to ask Sean which character is most over the top, Connor McManus or Daniel in “Mongolian Death Worms.”
Sean had a rapid response to my question.
I suspect I was not the first to ask it. … READ MORE