Archive for December, 2009

 

No Such Thing as Bad Publicity

Dec 31, 2009 in Headline, News, Other

Things must be must be slow at the end of the year because The Asylum has been appearing all over the news.

We already told you about this one: http://www.theasylum.cc/blog/2009/12/were-number-1/

Then Cinematical did a nice feature on our cover art: http://www.cinematical.com/2009/12/29/cinematical-seven-asylum-dvd-covers-that-make-my-head-spin/

And we were thrilled to learn that MEGA SHARK VS GIANT OCTOPUS made the Yahoo top ten trailer list for 2009: http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/2009-top-trailers.html

Even the print media is starting to notice. A few years ago New York Post did a feature about us, a couple years later it was Empire, then The New York Times and finally Daily Variety. Now Wired has piled on. You can read Brian Raftery’s mockbuster of every other article ever written about us here: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/12/ff_the_asylum/

Hey, as long as they spell our names right…


Brittany Murphy 1977-2009

Dec 21, 2009 in Headline, News, Other

Just like the rest of the world, The Asylum was shocked and saddened to learn of Brittany Murphy’s tragic death yesterday.

As those of you are regular visitors to this site know, Brittany starred in our latest film, MEGAFAULT, and we are proud to have worked with her.

Director David Michael Latt had this to say about his experiences working with Brittany: 

“Brittany approached everyday on set with smiles and a cheery attitude. She made it a point to meet everyone in the crew, and thank the fans that came to set. I remember one instance when she heard that a young man just came back from two tours in Iraq. She went up to this soldier and thanked him for his service, took some pictures, and gave an autograph — even though she was in the middle of a very emotional scene.”

Rest in Peace…


TOYS! TOYS! TOYS!

Dec 21, 2009 in Headline, News, Other

As some of know, every year Latt and his family sponsor a toy drive for the Toys for Tots program (in a futile attempt to atone for the terrible movies he’s made all year) and he’s asked me to pass along this note of thanks:

“We had a lot of contributions this year including some outstanding toys from Anya Benton, Scott Meehan, our own Lisa Ries, and Latt’s Uncle Allen — but it was D.C. Douglas, an old friend of The Asylum… and a longtime actor, that has won The Asylum’s Annual Toy Drive for Toys For Tots. D.C. stole from our local toy stores and delivered to our charity. He’s a real modern day Robin Hood (No, we are not making that movie!).

D.C. wins a chance to go to heaven, and a part in an upcoming Asylum film. Maybe it’s a snuff film. Maybe porn. We don’t know. Stay tuned.  

But thanks to everyone that brought in a toy. This year we will be supplying holiday toys to over 1,500 kids in our area!”


We’re Number 1!

Dec 19, 2009 in Headline, News

Entertainment Weekly has named MEGA SHARK VS GIANT OCTOPUS the Worst DVD of 2009!

They obviously didn’t see any of our other films…


Paranormal Entity Trailer Now Online

Dec 16, 2009 in Headline, News, Releases

If you haven’t already seen it on Quiet Earth, you can watch the trailer for PARANORMAL ENTITY here.

If you haven’t already illegally downloaded it… you can buy or rent it on December 22, 2009.


Cyber Monday 2: Electric Boogaloo

Dec 12, 2009 in Headline, News, Other

Still need a gag gift for that White Elephant Party you’re going to on Christmas Eve?

Want to teach a lesson to a naughty boy or girl, but think coal is so 19th Century?

Then give the gift that everyone is sure to open and exclaim: WTF!

Asylum Movies!

Visit the Asylum Store and fill those stockings with something slightly less useful than socks and underwear.

Plus, orders made by 12 noon on December 18, 2009  will be delivered before Christmas (provided the titles are available now and the delivery location is within the continental United States. Sorry to all our fans in Turkmenistan…).

But wait, there’s more: Some of our newest titles are on SALE for a limited time.

Buy our movies… they’re more entertaining than a lead-filled toy hamster…


Paranormal Entity

Dec 10, 2009 in News, Other, Releases

There’s been some comment on the internet about our release called PARANORMAL ENTITY and why is hasn’t been posted on our website until now.

This has been a sensitive issue for all of us:

A few weeks ago we were approached by surviving members of the Finley family who asked us to release never-before-seen home video footage shot by Thomas Finley, who was accused of murdering his sister, Samantha (pictured) in 2008, and who later took his own life in prison.

The family has always maintained that Thom was innocent of the crime and that Samantha’s tragic death was not caused by anything human.

Watch PARANORMAL ENTITY on December 22, 2009 and decide the truth for yourself.