Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mondo Dictionary: Syfy Opening

Syfy Opening: a scene of pointless death and/or violence that is designed to showcase the title creature/event in the opening.

Why do they do this?  Because most of these films are too low-budget to feature the monster/disaster effects for more than a couple minutes at a time.  As a result, they give you one good part in the beginning...followed by nothing for at least thirty minutes in. 

* Rock Monster features a pointless scene of the creature forming and killing someone.
* Sabretooth features some hikers getting killed by the mosnter.  Hurray.
* Cyclops features the creature stomping into frame, killing two guys and leaving.

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