Archive for July, 2011


Holy Shit! Batman!

Jul 29, 2011 in Headline, Other

We just came back from our annual partners retreat (where we plan which movies we’re going rip off in the coming year and further plot the destruction of civilization) in San Diego last week, where another important event was also taking place: Comic-Con.

At dinner one night we noticed that seated at the table behind us was none other than the Original Batman, ADAM WEST. You can just barely see him between Rimawi and Latt’s enormous heads (click on the image for a larger version of the photo).

But that’s not all!

JULIE NEWMAR and BURT WARD were sitting at the next table over.

What Catwoman and Robin were doing together we’ll never know… but this might be a clue.

Cody at the Con

Jul 28, 2011 in Headline, Other, Releases

ALMIGHTY THOR himself, Cody Deal, was at San Diego Comic-Con last week giving away all The Asylum’s secrets…

Congratulations, Cody!

Trailer Mania

Jul 27, 2011 in Headline, News, Releases

Our post production team has been busy cranking out trailers for our upcoming productions.

DRAGON CRUSADERS can now be seen here.


And The Asylum’s Official BORN BAD trailer here.


Summer Mail Bag

Jul 15, 2011 in Headline, Other

We’re getting alot more mail these days, and for some strange reason, most of it has been complimentary. And as nice as it is to hear about it when people like our movies, I have to admit that the hate mail is a lot more fun.

I think this guy really liked 2012: ICE AGE:

I actually made it all the way through this movie.  The only reason I was able to was to see how many
times the movie defied all rules of physics, mathematics, and common fucking
sense. How the hell does a Cesna blow up in such spectacular fashion if it is almost
out of fuel?  How do helicopters deploy troops on something moving 200
mph? If it’s soooooo fucking cold, why is it that nobody zips up their
jackets?  I can deal with bad acting, bad screenplay, but how is it even
conceiveable to pay your bills?  Also, it really is simple to use a
mushroom cloud style explosion for the nukes, but instead looked like somebody
hit it with hand grenades.  If you guys paid each person in the credits 5
bucks so they could grab some Micky D’s during their lunch, you would still
lose money on this movie.  You should hire 1 lonely person who actually
graduated the 3rd grade to go over your piece of shit movies like this one just
to tell you how bad you really are.  There are not enough words in my
thesaurus to describe the absurdity of this movie.  “B” Movie, yea right, this gigantic swirling turd doesnt even deserve
a letter in the alphabet.  If I send you 10 bucks, will you burn this epic
fail shit stain so people dont punch babies? Ryan PS Do you guys all live in your moms basements?

This person thinks our movies need to be longer:

i saw Titanic 2 and it was the worst thing ive seen. The graphics
were 1980s video game bad, the acting was horrible, the story was sooooo
stupid, and you compressed a movie which should be 3 hours like the first one
and put it in 1 hour in a half. To wrap it all together, most Asylum movies get
lower than 3 stars out of 10 on IMBD. Just saying.

Sometimes viewers have questions:

I’m just writing to ask what the general aims of Asylum
are. What’s the intention of making films that resemble other
films? I guess what I mean is: Why do you do what you do? I’m not trying to offend anyone, I think your continued
effort merits respect. I’m just not sure, for example, what was the thought
behind “The Titanic 2″ – surly it’s obvious absurdity is apparent
even from the title? None the less I wish Asylum all the best, but I would
really like to find out the motive/aims and thought behind the movies of
Asylum! Thanks for your time, Iain

Sometimes I have answers: Money

I honestly can’t believe that you guys continue to make
movies. I mean come on Aliens vs hunters! I can’t believe you guys can’t come
up with a good movie idea!?? Like I’m not trying to be mean but if you guys
didn’t make like 15 movies a year and slowed down to pit time in a good movie I
bet it would be great! I’m just suggesting this because the animation in all
the “mega” movies I could do better animation in microsoft paint!
Thank you if you read this this is a good tip! I doubt you guys read this but
if you do please respond to me Thanks,, matthew

You know, that’s the second most overused insult people employ against us (I covered the first one here). Okay, here’s a challenge: Send us the visual effects you do in Paint, and if we agree that they’re better, we will hire you. Of course, you have to do 500 of them. And you only have three weeks.


 just wanted to say, that the message would need 20 mio lightyears to the planet. Everything else (especially 5 years, including travel
of the robots (they seemed quite slow btw.) is physically impossible. Maybe think about logical problems like this before doing the next mockbuster.

We apologize for screwing up the physics on our giant, transforming robot movie.

And, finally, to start the weekend on a positive note:

This is a short note to express the appreciation of my wife and myself for your HIGHLY entertaining movies. Our
Friday Asylum nights have become the cornerstone of our relationship…that and the booze. If you or the creative staff like cookies, let us know…the missus whips up a
fine molasses crinkle. Consider it a ‘thanks’ for all the enjoyment we’ve had over the last few months from your hard work.

Thank you, John and Andrea.

Send. Cookies. Now.

Asylum Around the World

Jul 14, 2011 in Headline, News, Other

Some of this old news, but I thought I’d share some of the media coverage we’ve been getting outside the United States.

Here’s a link to an interview that Rimawi and I did at Cannes with the German site MoviePilot.

Speaking of Germany, here’s a scan of a magazine interview with Latt. We’d love to know what it says if any of you out there speak German.

Here’s a review of MEGA PYTHON VS GATOROID that came out before the UK premiere.

Also from the UK, one of our movies made the Worst Of Cannes list… and we haven’t even made it yet.

And finally, our Dutch buyer sent us this link of the Worst Movies of the Year in Holland. Of course, he also told us not to worry about it… “It still sells.”

Can’t you just feel the international love?

BORN BAD Ratings Are In!

Jul 12, 2011 in Headline, News, Releases

We are very happy to announce that the preliminary ratings for BORN BAD are in and the news is good!

BORN BAD averaged a 451 in the target demographic, which is 4% higher than the usual Monday average. It also rated 10% higher with women in the demo (who says chicks don’t watch Asylum movies?) and was up 43% from its lead-in.

We’re waiting for more details from the network, but we wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you for watching.

Missed it?

You have another chance to see BORN BAD this Saturday, July 16 at 9 pm only on Lifetime.


Jul 07, 2011 in Headline, News, Releases

Lifetime has released the Final promotional spot for BORN BAD, which will air on the network next Monday, July 11 at 8 pm.

Click the image to the left to watch the spot or follow this link (Quicktime required).

As you’ll see, this isn’t your mother’s Lifetime movie.

But we still hope you’ll tell her to watch.

BORN BAD stars Michael Welch, Bonnie Dennison, Meredith Monroe, and David Chokachi.

Once again, BORN BAD premieres Monday, July 11 at 8 pm only on Lifetime.



We’re Number 15!

Jul 05, 2011 in Headline, News, Releases

 No, I still don’t care about IMDB user ratings, but this is pretty interesting.

Over the weekend our film 2012: ICE AGE was the 15th most visited film on the site.

That means more people were more interested in our movie than Captain America, The Dark Knight Rises, and Larry Crowne (if you can believe that).

Unfortunately, I don’t think most of the people who looked up the page actually watched the movie… or paid for it if they did.

But, hey, we’ll take it anyway…