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From 2000 to the present day, Syfy (formerly known as Sci Fi Channel) has produced and financed a number of low-budget, Z-grade horror and sci-fi movies. Many are made by the Mockbuster studio known as The Asylum. The films are notorious for their poor quality and the resulting Snark Bait that makes them wildly hilarious.

The following tropes frequently appear in these films:

  • Armies Are Evil: Or at least the American military is. It's also damn near omnipresent, as one movie shows that they have a secret base within almost literal spitting distance of Stonehenge (because they are, of course, hoping to weaponize it).
  • B-Movie: Syfy's become the biggest North American outlet for B movies in The New Tens.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Seriously. Just look at the list of movies below.
  • The Mockbuster: If a hot new fantastic genre film is hitting the big screen on Friday, expect to see the mockbuster version of it on the Saturday night small screen.
  • Nuke 'em: Rarely is there a situation in one of these films where someone won't default to "nuke the crap out of it." The few that don't feature that option are usually the "trapped on an X" variant with a tiny cast.
  • Off-the-Shelf FX: To be expected, given the ultra-low budget of each film (some high tech firearms appear to be repainted Nerf guns).
  • Rock Monster: The Sy Fy Channel Original Movie... Rock Monster.
  • Science Is Bad: A disproportionate number of these movies seem to advance the theory that science inevitably leads to giant mutated insects, and explosions are the only thing that can rectify such mistakes.
  • Stock Footage
  • Type Casting: Lance Henriksen shows up in most of the channel's films that involve Sasquatch.

A list of Syfy Channel Original Movies:

  • 100 Feet
  • 100 Million BC
  • A.I. Assault
  • Abominable
  • Alien Apocalypse
  • Alien Express
  • Anaconda 3: The Offspring
  • Anacondas: Trail of Blood
  • Android Apocalypse
  • Anonymous Rex
  • Attack of the Sabretooth
  • Aztec Rex
  • Basilisk the Serpent King
  • Bats: Human Harvest
  • Beauty and the Beasts
  • Beyond Loch Ness
  • Beyond Sherwood Forest
  • Bigfoot
  • Bloodsuckers
  • Boa (New Alcatraz)
  • Boa vs Python
  • Bone Eater
  • Book of Beasts
  • Camel Spiders
  • Carny
  • Caved In: Prehistoric Terror
  • Cerberus
  • Children of the Corn (2009) (TV movie remake)
  • Chubacabra: Dark Seas
  • Copperhead
  • Croc
  • Cyclops
  • Dark Relic
  • Dark Waters
  • Darklight
  • Dead and Deader
  • Dinocroc
  • Dinocroc vs Supergator
  • Dinoshark
  • Disaster Zone: Volcano Under New York
  • Dragon Dynasty
  • Dragon Fighter
  • Dragon Sword
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God
  • Earthstorm
  • Fire and Ice
  • Fire Serpent
  • Flying Virus
  • Frankenfish
  • Frost Giant
  • Ghost Shark
  • Ghost Town
  • Ghouls
  • Goblin
  • Gryphon
  • Grizzly Rage
  • Hammerhead: Feeding Frenzy
  • Harpies
  • Haunted Prison
  • Headless Horseman
  • Heatstroke
  • Hellhounds
  • High Plains Invaders
  • House of Bones
  • House of the Dead II: Dead Aim
  • Hydra
  • Ice Spiders
  • Infestation
  • Jersey Shore Shark Attack
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Kaw
  • King of the Lost World
  • Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep
  • Lake Placid 2
  • Lake Placid 3
  • Lightning Strikes
  • Living Hell
  • Lost City Raiders
  • Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon
  • Lost Voyage
  • Malibu Shark Attack
  • Mammoth
  • Man With the Screaming Brain
  • Man-Thing
  • Mandrake
  • Mansquito
  • Manticore
  • Mega Piranha
  • Mega Snake
  • Megafault
  • Mega Shark Vs Giant Octopus
  • Minotaur
  • Mongolian Death Worm
  • Monster Ark
  • Mothman
  • Never Cry Werewolf
  • Odysseus: Voyage to the Underworld
  • Ogre
  • Out for Blood
  • Phantom Racer
  • Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes
  • Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud
  • Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys
  • Python
  • Pythons
  • Ragin Cajun Redneck Gators
  • Raging Sharks
  • Raptor Island
  • Red: Werewolf Hunter
  • Reign of the Gargoyles
  • Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis
  • Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave
  • Rise of the Gargoyles
  • Robocroc
  • Rock Monster
  • Sabretooth
  • Sand Serpents
  • Sands of Oblivion
  • Sasquatch Mountain
  • Savage Planet
  • Scream Of The Banshee
  • Sea Beast
  • Shark Hunter
  • Sharknado
  • Sharknado 2: The Second One
  • Sharks in Venice
  • Sharktopus
  • Showdown in Area 51
  • Species III
  • Species: The Awakening
  • Splinter
  • SS Doomtrooper
  • Star Runners
  • Supergator
  • Swamp Devil
  • The Beast of Bray Road
  • The Black Hole
  • The Bone Snatcher
  • The Fallen Ones
  • The Feeding
  • The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake
  • The Land That Time Forgot
  • The Mutant Chronicles
  • The Snake King
  • Thor: Hammer of the Gods
  • Vipers
  • War Wolves
  • Warbirds
  • Witchville
  • Wolvesbayne
  • Wraiths of Roanoke
  • Wyvern
  • Yeti
  • Zombie Apocalypsenote 

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