Everybody Has One

Thursday, June 26th, 2014 @ 2:02 pm | Headline, News, Other

I miss posting here, but I’m just far too busy these days to write things no one reads (Marie keeps telling me blogs are so 2009).

Normally I just ignore (or mock) negative emails I receive, but for some reason I’ve felt compelled to respond to this one:

This is not a letter of hate, or a letter of how much i like your “Films” But a letter of reason.

I don’t hate your films, but i don’t like them

Why do you bother making low-budget cheaply made films, with terrible actors and visuals? Can’t you think of your own creation without copying or mocking someone’s masterpiece? To be honest, i can’t believe that you haven’t been sued yet? What’s the point in making Alien VS Hunter? are you trying to win us over by making some crappy horrible cheap film, that everybody knows is nothing but a piece of shit.

I believe if you want to gain success, to be recognised, to not be considered “A low budget film company” Then I ask, many film makers have done it before, time and time again.. Make you own film for a change, instead of mocking someone else’s because you have no idea, how much time, money and effort goes into making a Blockbuster and we sure don’t need another one of your crappy “Mockbusters” consider this, for once, consider this.. Please

Yours Sincerely
Jeremy

No, Jeremy, yours is not a letter of reason. It’s an opinion.

Ignoring the fact that only about 20% of our movies are Mockbusters, I’ll tell you why we bother making them:

The Asylum has been in business for almost 17 years. We employ and provide benefits to 35 full time employees and production work for thousands of actors, directors, writers, and crew. Our movies have aired on Syfy, Lifetime, Animal Planet, Space, and Showtime. You can find them on Netflix, Hulu, Video-On-Demand, the three or four video stores that still exist, and available in more than 50 countries. We’ve made 200 movies and none of them have lost money.

None of this would be possible if everyone had the same opinion that you do. The fact is, there are millions of people who do like our movies. I’m sorry you’re not one of them.

I do agree with you about one thing though: Alien vs Hunter is a piece of shit.

But that’s just my opinion…

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    2 Responses to “Everybody Has One”

    1. Rick Says:

      Blogs aren’t outdated; but then again I’m a bit of a old timer when it comes to technology. In this day and age where the majority of tentpoles aren’t ‘original’ ideas and instead spawn from comic books, video games, remakes, or reboots….anyone hating on the occasional mockbuster obviously hasn’t been to the movie theater.

      I still got my copy of Alien vs Hunter on DVD; found it at FYE before they shut down near me. Think my favorites of the earlier mockbusers are King of the Lost World and Pirates of Treasure Island.

    2. David Edwards Says:

      You guys are amazing! there’s people who get it, and people who don’t and never will. Mockbusters are just pure fun! I’m sure you guys have a blast making them! :) I really wish I could be involved in the process! I’ve worked on a lot of “blockbuster” movies and can say for sure i would love to work with Asylum any day over the rest! If you ever need an environment artist or concept artist; please get in touch!!!!

      Is it true you design the poster first, then build the movie based on that? and that you do it all within 30 days?!

      Much love!
      David

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