Archive for May, 2010

 

We’re So Proud

May 28, 2010 in Headline, News, Other

The Asylum is pleased to announce that our 2007 hit (yes, it was a hit…) AVH: ALIEN VS HUNTER has been selected as the next screening at Horrible Movie Night, a celebration of cinematic disasters.

The screening will take place:

Saturday, June 5th, 2010
8PM (Doors at 7:15)
The Complex – Flight Theater
6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, Calif 90038
$8.

Here is some more information about the organization that is hosting this event.

AVH is NOT the worst movie we’ve ever made, but I believe that it is one of the most transcendent; that is, it is one of those rare films that is so bad that it’s actually good.

So, if you live in Southern California, please come out and see if you agree with me and show your support for bad cinema.


Titanic 2 Sets Sail

May 07, 2010 in Headline, News, Other, Releases

Titanic 2Principal photography on TITANIC 2 has just wrapped (literally… about two hours ago) and the first set of images from the production are online here.

On the 100th Anniversary of the original voyage a modern luxury liner, “Titanic 2,” follows the same path as its namesake. What could possibly go wrong?

TITANIC 2 stars Bruce Davison, Brooke Burns, Shane Van Dyke, and Marie Westbrook and will be released on DVD on August 24, 2010.


The Secret to Our Success

May 02, 2010 in Headline, News, Other

Every few years a company comes along to compete with The Asylum. I’ve actually read their comments on websites that said things like: “We’re going to make movies like The Asylum… only good.”

They’ve all failed because they never really understood what an Asylum movie is.

Asylum movies aren’t derivative, unoriginal,  low budget genre films designed to appeal to the lowest common denominator…

Oh, wait…

But that’s not really what makes an Asylum film.

The real definition of an Asylum movie is a movie that has already been sold before we ever make it.

It’s as simple as that. The Asylum has been around for more than a decade because we have always followed the market. For years we were known as a “horror company,” because, at the time, that’s what buyers wanted. Then we became the “mockbuster” company, because like it or not, movies that are similarly themed to other movies, do really well on DVD. And now we’re in a transition period again. I don’t know whether we’ll become the “Syfy” company, or the sexy comedy company, or the “company that only makes movies that start with numbers,” but I can promise you that the bottom line is that we’re going to make the films that our buyers want us to make.

So our critics and competitors can keep talking about “quality,” and keep assuming that they’re smarter than all the people who actually buy and rent films.

We’re just going to keep making movies.