90s boy band members to fight zombies in Syfy movie: do you want it that way?

Syfy, the network that has brought us such camp classic flicks as Sharknado and, umm, Sharknado 2, is at it again. On Friday, you can catch the premiere of Dead 7, a post-apocalyptic, zombie western, starring some of your favorite boy band members from the 90s. The project was conceived and written by former Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, and is produced by The Asylum, the collective responsible for Sharknado. It’s the zombie/western mash-up you didn’t know you needed to see.

The movie is set in a post-apocalyptic future, where a zombie plague has taken over the land and wiped out all technology, leaving the survivors to lead a life reminiscent of the Wild West. Nick stars as a cowboy fighting a villainess played by MADtv‘s Debra Wilson who is organizing an evil army of the undead. Nick recruited his fellow BSBs A.J. McLean and Howie Dorough to co-star. And, since the rivalry is long over, the BSBs are joined on-screen by *NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone (no stranger to Syfy movies, having previously appeared as himself in the network’s Jersey Shore Shark Attack). Not enough former teen idols? Well, the cast also stars Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees, Erik-Michael Estrada from O-Town, “Just Another Day” singer Jon Secada and “Rico Suave” himself, Gerardo. And for those of you who liked your 90s music a little harder, Everclear front man Art Alexakis and Seth “Shifty Shellshock” Binzer from Crazy Town also join in on the festivities. Geez, this sounds like my entire cassingles collection from my post-college days.

When asked about his role in the film, Joey told Rolling Stone, “I get to be the drunk. Typecast!” Side note: if you can’t get enough Joey – and who can – he’s currently on the big screen reprising his role as Angelo in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. He talks about both roles with Fox411, as well as revealing that, while there will be no singing and dancing in Dead 7, the guys had fun hanging out together and sharing stories about their “glory days” while filming the project.

In advance of the film’s premiere on Friday, the musical members of the cast recorded a song for the film called “In the End,” which will immediately bring you back to the days when you had these guys’ posters on your walls.

So, are you planning on tuning in? It could be fun, especially because it seems that the cast and crew have their tongues firmly planted in cheek. And, hey, it’s from the guys who brought us the cinematic gift that keeps giving, Sharknado! Sounds like a perfect “laying on the couch, doing nothing on a Sunday afternoon” kind of movie to me.

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  1. NewWester says:

    I am surprised Eddie Cibrian was not asked to be in the movie. Wasn’t he in some group called ” 3 Deep” with the actor who plays Nick Newman on the “”The Young and the Restless”? Eddie could have played a zombie

    • Jane says:

      You are totally right. There is a hysterical video on You Tube called Never Gonna Give Up. The guys took themselves way too seriously and thought they were the next big thing.

      I’m surprised that none of the guys from NKOTB are in this. LOL

    • Mia4s says:

      He’s had a few guest appearances in some legit TV shows recently so I assume he thinks he’s too good for it and is just one role away from the big breakthrough…

      damn I can’t find the side-eye emoji. 😉

      With a few friends and a bottle of wine I might actually watch this.

      • Jane says:

        Please have a couple of glasses before the video. It’s so cringe-worthy that it’ll numb the “ick” factor LOL. Seriously, it looks like an SNL parody…and I don’t mean Justin Tumberlake’s hilarious D*** in a Box SNL skit.

  2. Ange says:

    I will definitely watch. I snark regardless of quality so yay!

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      As I don’t want to see BatmanVsSuperman as I want to see this masterpiece of WTF shitty ideas

  3. Gözde says:

    OMG I’m SO watching this!

  4. Skyblue says:

    Filmed in Montana and my ex-brother-in-law is one of the zombies. May have to watch as well…just for fun.

  5. ell says:

    is that what syfy spends money on??

  6. Naya says:

    Lmao. Where did they dig up Rico Suave from.

  7. littlemissnaughty says:

    Oh my god. For someone whose formative years (the horrible ones between 11 and 16) fell between 1995 and 2000, this is bananas. I love it so much WHY CAN’T I WATCH IT??? I hate zombies and cowboys but I do love Joey Fatone. Post-boyband. He’s funny!

  8. H says:

    I’m so there…with a bottle of wine.

  9. Milo says:

    Side note…I totally love Joey’s shoes in that last picture.

  10. tealily says:

    I can’t f**king wait for this. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  11. tealily says:

    Also, I suddenly have a whole new level of respect for Nick Carter!

  12. Robin says:

    I will definitely be watching! I hope they can top the Sharknado scene where Ian Ziering is taking out flying sharks with a chainsaw.

  13. Whitney Iverson says:

    Yass!! I’m totally watching this.

  14. DesertReal says:

    Yep! Sometimes its genuinely nice to just kick back for a good old nostalgic laugh and (with a glass of bourbon) it might just be one of those times. Thanks for the post- with house hunting and working full time Id completely missed all other advertising for this flick.