After Dark Originals: ’51′ Finds a Director, New Details on ‘Banshee’

An update to After Dark Films and SyFy’s announcement regarding their Saturday night creature features airing in 2011 (after going theatrical in After Dark Originals this fall). The first After Dark-Syfy co-production is Scream of the Banshee, starring Lauren Holly and Lance Henriksen. The film, directed by Steven C. Miller, follows Holly as an archeology professor who unearths a dangerous artifact, unwittingly releasing a creature that is able to kill with the power of its bone-splitting scream. The other creature feature, 51, puts Jason Connery (The Devil’s Tomb) in the director’s chair. The pic chronicles what happens after political pressure from the American public forces the Air Force to decide to allow a select few well-known reporters limited access to the most secretive base on the planet: Area 51. But when one of the base’s hidden “long term visitors” exploits this unprecedented visit as a chance to liberate himself and his fellow alien captives, Area 51 turns from a secure government base to a horrifying destination of terror.