Archive for November, 2010

 

The Asylum’s Toys For Tots Drive

Nov 30, 2010 in Other

TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE ANNOUNCED

OK, for those that want to kiss up to one of the owners of The Asylum — here is his sweet spot–

David Latt runs his local TOYS FOR TOTS drive and he needs as many toys by this Friday. Last year he had over 2,000. Right now he’s at 120. (And last year was a recession!)

He needs toys. Lots of them. And to add to the incentive — for every toy dropped off, he will donate $1 to an orphanage he is connected to in Africa. So it’s a win-win on the Karma side.

Here are the details:
-Find a toy.
-Don’t wrap it!
-Mail it, or drop it off to:
Latt
c/o The Asylum
72 East Palm Ave.
Burbank, CA. 91502

All toys must be received at the office by Friday, December 3 at 4:00pm.

Good Toys:
-Books (used are fine, but they must look new)
-Anything that doesn’t require batteries
-Nothing wrapped
-Lots of little toys are better than 1 big toy

Bad Toys:
-Guns
-Old Socks
-Ice

TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

For more information about the US Marine’s Toys For Tots program: http://www.toysfortots.org/


An Interview With The Asylum’s Mega Shark

Nov 29, 2010 in Other

Over the weekend one of our fans decided to take on Mega Shark in Comic form, “An Interview With Asylum’s Mega Shark” Written and Drawn by Noel “Scotch” Anderson.


JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED

Nov 25, 2010 in Headline, News, Releases, VIP

Get ready, Tokyo!

Get ready, Tokyo!

Japanese fans of The Asylum are about to be made very happy: 2011′s Asylum Film Festival in Tokyo will be bigger, badder, and better than you can imagine! March 19-April 1 will see the Japanese big-screen premieres of our biggest hits, including our beloved MEGA SHARK films, MEGA SHARK VS. GIANT OCTOPUS and MEGA SHARK VS. CROCOSAURUS.

 

Yoshie Morino

Yoshie Morino

 

We are also pleased to announce that Japanese knockout Yoshie Morino, who starred in several of our films including MEGA SHARK VS. CROCOSAURUS and KING OF THE LOST WORLD, will emcee this exciting event.

Thank you to all of our international fans who have made this festival possible. We’ll see you there!

 


The First Moby Reviews Are In

Nov 22, 2010 in Headline, News, Releases

…and not one of them made a dick joke.

Committed

Guestar

Matchflick

Video Views

Snark Pop Critic

Thanks, guys!


Mega Shark Vs. Giant Dorito

Nov 15, 2010 in Other

This year a few people over here at The Asylum decided to take on the Doritos’ “Crash The Superbowl” Ad Campaign Contest with one of our favorites.

Check Out Our Submission Here


Call to Action

Nov 12, 2010 in Headline, News, Other

I have a confession.

I hate math. I always have. I’m not good at it. And since I’m responsible for The Asylum’s finances, this is really saying something.

My point?

Netflix uses math to determine which movie to order and when. They use sophisticated algorithms to gauge public demand for a title. We’ve used liquor and blackmail photos to try to crack their system, but the only thing we’ve been able to find out is that Netflix orders based on how many members have queued a particular title.

This is where you come in. We need you. If you are a member of Netflix please go to the site and add 2010: Moby Dick to your queue. Tell your friends to do the same. If you run a website, blog about it. If you’re Ashton Kutcher, tweet your six billion followers.

This isn’t about trying to get you to watch our movie. This is about gaming the system. This is about taking a stand.

Against math.


New Lower Prices at The Asylum Store

Nov 11, 2010 in Other

Check out the store for new reduced prices on a collection of our films including H.G. Well’s War of The Worlds for only $9.99!!


Top 10 Movie Monsters

Nov 10, 2010 in Other

In going with the theme of Halloween, here is a list of 10 of the best movie monsters throughout the years.

10. The Deadly Mantis, The Deadly Mantis

This time the stick-like predatory insect known as the praying mantis, which for some reason has grown to 200-feet in length, has developed a penchant for eating remote weather stations and Eskimos.

9. Megalodon, Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus

Although this is probably one of the worst movies I have ever seen, it is still pretty impressive when a 200 ft. shark jumps out of the water and takes down a Boeing 747.

8. Boggy Creek Monster, The Legend of Boggy Creek

It’s basically just Arkansas’s version of Bigfoot.  What made this low-budget 1972 docudrama so scary was not the monster (which you never really see except fleetingly and usually out of focus) so much as the fact that it was supposedly a true story.

7. The Cloverfield Monster, Cloverfield

It basically destroys all of New York City by itself—can’t top that.

6. The Thing, The Thing

It’s an extraterrestrial creature that can perfectly copy a human’s DNA and look like them. The film takes place in isolated Antarctica, which is a recipe for paranoia.

5. Godzilla, Godzilla

It’s hard to argue that Godzilla isn’t the best-known Hollywood critter in the world.

4. Predator, Predator

These guys have no desire to invade the planet; they just want to come and hunt humans. This one in particular goes toe-to-toe with a whole platoon of marines before finally falling to, of course, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

3. Jaws, Jaws

While the great white shark from the 1975 blockbuster hit Jaws wasn’t a monster in the typical sense (oversized, radioactive, fire-breathing, etc.) he (Or was it a she? We’re not ever told for sure) scared an entire generation of beachgoers out of the water.

2. King Kong, King Kong

This one is my personal favorite. Arguably the second most popular monster of all time, this fifty-foot-tall ape first appeared on the silver screen back in 1933.  He was a huge hit and went on to inspire several sequels and a couple of remakes. Also, when you can take on three   Tyrannosaurus Rexes and win, you deserve a spot on the list.

1.  Creature, Alien

What could be better than a creature that crams embryos down your throat which burst out of your chest when they come to term and then have the baby get big enough in a few days to carry you off to its lair?

Check out The Article Here