Archive for December, 2011


End of Year Odds and Ends

Dec 20, 2011 in Headline, News, Other

As 2011 comes to a close, we’d like to thank everyone for helping make this the best year in the history of The Asylum.

Before I head off to spend time with family on the east coast (“slow and steady drinking, slow and steady drinking”), I thought I’d share some various links and postings that we’ve been collecting over the last few weeks:

Here’s an Interview with Liz Adams, writer/director of the upcoming AIR COLLISION.

Some reviews of 11/11/11 and A HAUNTING IN SALEM.

And a fun one for BORN BAD from the Movie Boozer.

Here’s a site in case you need another forum to talk shit about us.

Proof that even big networks sometimes use clips without permission (but that’s okay… any publicity is good publicity, right?)

When they aren’t busy poaching our production staff, Funny or Die even mentions us.

Mega Shark can never die.

 They still publish Rolling Stone?

And let’s close 2011 with some hate mail:

I’m sending this email in hopes that the folks at The Asylum will remember that they, too, are human beings. Please, for the love of all that is holy, can you cease making such incredibly shitty films? You guys are parasites, living off of the success of more talented and competent filmmakers. As soon as Hollywood releases a film and it makes big bucks, you guys immediately release another film with a similar title that’s a horrifically terrible knock-off. I mean, if you’re going to rip everyone off, at least make films that don’t suck this bad. Your graphics department looks like it’s composed entirely of three-year-old finger-painters. Seriously, I can’t suspend disbelief THAT MUCH to believe any of your on-screen “creatures” are real. It ruins the entire viewing experience if the entire time I’m thinking to myself “it looks like a blind autistic child made these graphics.” I mean, how much money could you possibly be making with these films? I don’t know a single person that runs to the video store to buy an Asylum release. In fact, most people I know only rent your films by mistake thinking they are the big-budget films you rip off. Is that your marketing strategy or something? Seriously, guys, give it up. You obviously were never meant to be in the film business. Your pictures suck, plain and simple.
Regards, Kevin Johnson

Enjoy your holidays everyone!

See you in 2012… the 15th Anniversary of The Asylum (sorry, Kevin…).


From the Set: Nazis at the Center of the Earth

Dec 16, 2011 in Headline, News, Releases

Principal photography has just wrapped on NAZIS AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH and the first production stills can be seen here.

Dominique Swain and Jake Busey play researchers in modern day Antarctica who discover a secret Nazi base hidden in the center of the hollow Earth.

NAZIS AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH marks the directorial debut of our own VFX Supervisor, Joe Lawson, from a script by yours truly.

The Nazi Invasion (of DVD/Blu-Ray/VOD) begins on April 24, 2012.