Yes, Dead 7 is a Real Syfy Original Movie. Yes, it’s Really Airing April 1st.

So when the Dead 7 trailer hit Buzzfeed yesterday, I swear to god my Facebook feed sprung to life with people questioning whether or not the made-for-TV movie could possibly be real. You see, it’s a Zombie-Western starring members of the Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, O-Town, and 98 Degrees. It is an amazing beast that in all rights should not exist, and it has an April 1st air date.

But I’m here to reassure you: the film is real. I’ve known about it since last summer, and it was just as mind boggling then too.

The trailer pretty much tells you everything you need to know about the film (I’ve embedded a bootleg version below — but you can find it on Buzzfeed if that Youtube video gets pulled). It was produced by The Asylum, who you may know from such cinematic “classics” as Sharknado and Transmorphers, along with the (surprisingly watchable) television series Z Nation.

So yes – this is real. This is happening. You are not having a stroke as far as I can tell.

Dead 7 arrives April 1st on Syfy.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”