Archive for August, 2011

 

3 Musketeers Trailer

Aug 30, 2011 in Headline, News, Releases

The explosive new trailer for 3 MUSKETEERS is available here.

Heather Hemmens, Xin, Alan Rachins, Keith Allan, Michelle Boyd, and David Chokachi (pictured) star in this modern adaptation of the classic tale.

3 MUSKETEERS will be available on DVD/Blu-Ray and VOD on October 25, 2011.

 


More Secrets Revealed

Aug 23, 2011 in Headline, News, Other

Adult Swim recently interviewed me and Rimawi, and except for getting David’s name wrong, did a pretty good job explaining How to Make a Mockbuster.


You Know You’re Successful…

Aug 18, 2011 in Headline, Other

…when you’re part of a “Downfall” parody:


Papa-Paparazzi

Aug 18, 2011 in Headline, News, Releases

As you know, we’re in the middle of production on 2 HEADED SHARK ATTACK in Florida and we’ve been confronted with a brand new production issue.

Photographers and journalists have been following our production trying to get shots of stars Carmen Electra and Brooke Hogan. One guy has even followed our crew onto the open ocean in a boat, creating a real challenge getting our shots.

However, we’ve learned that there are also benefits to this type of attention: Free Publicity.

Here are links to just a few of the sites following our movie (or maybe just the girls in it):

Radar Online

Shock Till You Drop

Daily Mail UK

Celebrity Gossip

Wrestling Pro News

INF Daily

Denimology

VLAD TV

Celebutopia

 


From the Set: Zombie Apocalypse

Aug 10, 2011 in Headline, News, Releases

Production has just wrapped on one of our biggest productions to date.

ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE is an action packed adventure about a band of humans trying to survive a post-apocalyptic world full of flesh-hungry zombies.

Ving Rhames, Taryn Manning, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Johnny Pacar, and Eddie Steeples star in the film directed by Nick Lyon.

The first production stills can be seen here.

ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE is coming this Fall.


Mockbusters are Everywhere

Aug 08, 2011 in Headline, News, Other

This photo and email were sent to us by our good friend Eliza.

From the makers of:

- Warboat
- Sweetsville
- Apology
- Hint
- Trivia Chase
and
- Align IV

Know of any other Mockbusters from other industries?

Send them (with pictures or links) to comments@theasylum.cc and I’ll post them here.

 


From the Set: 11/11/11

Aug 05, 2011 in Headline, News, Other, Releases

The first production stills from 11/11/11 are now available here.

Jon Briddell, Erin Coker and Hayden Byerly star as family who discovers a terrible secret about the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the eleventh year.

The film is being directed by Keith Allan (who plays Porthos in our upcoming 3 MUSKETEERS) from a he script he wrote with Kiff Scholl.

11/11/11 will be released on 11/1/11 (because what would be the point of releasing the movie after the Armageddon?).


Tiff and Deb on Tour

Aug 03, 2011 in Headline, News, Other

Look, we’re not going to be so obnoxious to claim that because of MEGA SHARK VS GIANT OCTOPUS and MEGA PIRANHA we revitalized the careers of our stars Debbie Gibson and Tiffany…

But we’ll certainly take some of the credit for getting them to tour together (pictured left).

Plus, check out Deb’s t-shirt in this picture.


The World Rips Off the Asylum Part 2

Aug 02, 2011 in Headline, News, Other

Here’s another one for all the people who think our movie ideas are unrealistic and outrageous.

The picture to the left is real (although I think it looks more fake than 2012: ICE AGE).

Don’t believe me? Here’s a link to the news story.

Now I have to get back to work on our two-headed shark movie…


Call to Action

Aug 01, 2011 in Headline, News, Other

I received this email last week:

Hello to all at The Asylum!

I’m very interested in understanding why you make the kinds of movies that you
do, and how it is that you continue making them. I mean this from a purely
objective, non-threatening perspective. It just seems that your movies get a
lot of negative reviews and feedback, and not many people enjoy watching them.
Given this, and the many examples of so-called “A” movies with
“better stories, acting, directing, dialog, and effects” I was just
wondering why and how The Asylum continues to create movies like the ones you
have made.

Frankly, there’s just not very much support for what The Asylum does. Are your
movies deliberately created to have, as one reviewer wrote: “cheesy
dialog, bad acting, uninspired directing, and stupid plot” or is it
unintentional? I’m really just trying to understand how your movies can exist
in a world that has such an abundance of movies that very clearly demonstrate
what people seem to consider good dialog, engaging stories, compelling
characters, and good acting, etc. Surely you’ve seen great films, even ones
that were great despite not having a huge budget, right?
Any insights into these question would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Peter–someone trying to understand you

Peter,  I have no idea why anyone would watch our crappy little movies. I just cash all the checks.

So, I’m asking for help from our “fans.” Can you guys explain to Peter how our movies can exist?

Write your answers here. Be nice.