Zombies, The Wild West and 90s Boy bands

Surely by now you are aware that in conjunction with the SyFy network, Nick Carter will be teaming up with other members of the Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, O-Town and 98 Degrees in a made for TV movie entitled ‘Dead 7’.  Penned by the Backstreet Boys heartthrob himself, the film follows the band of misfit boy band members as they battle a zombie apocalypse in the Wild West. From the Syfy official website:  “Nick Carter began writing the Dead 7 script over eight years ago. ‘It takes a long time, especially when you have no credibility whatsoever and you’ve got to figure it all out yourself,’ he admitted. Things took a turn for the better (and the undeader) when he launched a campaign on Indiegogo and received $156,214 in funding.”

RAYMOND LIU / THE ASYLUM/SYFY

RAYMOND LIU / THE ASYLUM/SYFY

I actually thought this was a joke, particularly because its release date is none other than April Fool’s Day, April 1st.  The good news (or bad news, depending on how you look at it) is that it appears to be legitimate.

Sneak a peek at the official ‘Dead 7’ movie trailer below, and tell me the flame of your former boy band love doesn’t flicker just a little:

Are we surprised that the makers of ‘Sharknado’ are involved?  Maybe not.  I think the more surprising aspect of this is that so many former boy-banders were willing to have a part in the creation of this movie.  There is representation from nearly all of the major groups of the 90s, which is pretty impressive.  I mean, I could have used a little New Kids on the Block in the mix, but that’s just me being an old boy band purist.

Taken from Nick Carter's Instagram account, Joey Fatone (N'Sync) and Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys) are suited up to battle zombies

Taken from Nick Carter’s Instagram account, Joey Fatone (N’Sync) and Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys) are suited up to battle zombies

Today, we were also treated to the premiere of the new song that will be featured in the film, released exclusively to Buzzfeed.  You can listen to this collaborative effort here, and because this is a gift that just keeps on giving, they have also provided a link to a free download as well.  It kind of brings me back to the days when we’d argue over which band was better, and which boy band-er was the cutest (personally, I flip-flopped from Nick Carter to Justin Timberlake often, although Lance Bass had a starring role in my dreams for the briefest of times).

“Dead 7” makes its debut on Syfy officially on April 1st, 2016.  Check your local listings for times.  I know how I’ll be spending my Friday night!

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