'Mongolian Death Worm' attacks Syfy

After all the attention being used up on bigfoot and Chupey the Chupacabra, the Mongolian Death Worm finally gets its due in a new - dare I say, epic? - original Syfy movie.

As dedicated crypto fans, and Season Two Destination Truth viewers, already know, the terrifying MDW (not to be confused with the refreshing MGD) is a 4-foot-long beasty in the Gobi Desert that fires electricity and secretes acid.

Although Syfy is promoting the May 8 movie as based on a DT case, the plot synopsis is just a bit different:

When an American oil company sets up an experimental drilling plant out in the vast deserts of Mongolia, they awaken a nest. The deadly creatures begin to breed and spread, devouring everyone in their path. The only person who can stop them is a treasure hunter and adventure seeker who spent his life searching for a legendary tomb, fabled to be protected by the Death Worms. He knows he must do what he can to kill the creatures, but stopping these monsters may mean destroying his life's work forever!

No word on if Boondock Saints actor Sean Patrick Flanery is supposed to be the fictionalized Josh Gates, but if so, shouldn't he be taller? Check out the clip below.