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WAREHOUSE SALE!

Apr 12, 2016 in Headline, News, Releases, VIP

Come one, come all – we’re having a huge sale at our DVD and Blu-ray warehouse! Complete your Asylum collection and bring home the films you’ve had your eye on.

DVDs for $3

Blu-rays for $5

Combo packs for $6

 

Use coupon code OFFWITHYOURHEAD to get $3 off your order of 5 DVDs/Blu-rays!

Go HERE to get your movies.

While supplies last.


Get the new song “In the End” from DEAD 7!

Mar 28, 2016 in Headline, News, Releases, VIP

The boy band stars of the upcoming movie DEAD 7 recorded an all-new song for the movie. It’s called “In the End,” and it revives that 90s pop sound you’ve been missing. Who’s on the track? Oh, just Nick Carter, AJ McLean, Howie Dorough (of the Backstreet Boys), Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick (from *NSYNC), plus Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees) and Erik Michael Estrada (O-Town)!

The best part? We’re offering a free download! Get the song HERE.

And tune into the premiere of DEAD 7 this Friday 4/1 at 8pm on Syfy.


Official statement on the Sharknado 3 strike

Mar 13, 2015 in Headline, News, Releases, VIP

Below is a statement from Paul Bales, Chief Operating Officer of The Asylum and one of the producers of the SHARKNADO films:

Before I started with The Asylum, I worked at Screen Actors Guild for almost ten years; first as a contracts representative, and then as Director of SAGIndie. In fact, I was instrumental in unionizing the SAG business reps and still consider myself a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Five years prior to that I was West Coast Representative for the American Guild of Variety Artists. The Asylum, at my insistence, has voluntarily signed agreements with all of the entertainment unions and guilds when the budgets allowed. And while other studios have moved to Canada or elsewhere, we have chosen to keep our production business in the United States. So, to accuse me, my partners, or my company of somehow being anti-union is insulting and untrue.

It is true that SHARKNADO 2 was made under an IATSE contract. However, dealing with the New York City locals was the worst experience we’ve had in making over 200 movies. After all of the manipulation and bullying, inefficiency, overcharging, lying, and featherbedding, we had absolutely no desire to repeat this experience on SHARKNADO 3.

The IATSE’s actions on this film have confirmed that we made the right decision.

Unmotivated by the crew themselves, the IATSE pulled the union members working on the film and coerced most of the non-union crew not to cross the picket line by claiming that they would never be able to join the union in the future. The replacement crew and the crew who have continued to work have been subject to everything from cyberbullying, threats, objects being thrown at them, verbal and physical intimidation, staged pedestrian accidents, and mysteriously flattened tires. Most disturbingly, the majority of the vitriol has been directed at the women on our crew, including the posting of their photographs, phone numbers, and license plate numbers to invite their harassment.

Furthermore, of the 30-40 picketers who paraded around our sets in Los Angeles and Washington and our production offices, only about three or four of them had any prior involvement in this project.

The crew was replaced within a day and production has continued unabated. The delivery and release of the film is not, and has never been, in jeopardy.

The only thing the IATSE’s 1920s shakedown tactics have achieved is the unemployment of our original crew, erroneous stories planted in the press, and the persecution of a young and dedicated crew who want nothing more than to be a part of the cinematic history that is the SHARKNADO phenomenon.

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Asylum Mega International Down-and-Dirty Costume Contest

Oct 29, 2014 in Headline, News, Other, Releases, VIP

Asylum fans, we know some of you are going all out for Halloween this year! Whether you’re dressing as a Sharknado, a Z from Z Nation, 2-headed shark, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, or anything else that’s ever been in an Asylum film, we want to see those costumes—and we have a prize for best in show.

 

We’ll show off our favorite costumes on our Facebook page, and the best costume will win a library of ten films from The Asylum.

 

To enter, like us on Facebook, then send a photo and a brief description of your costume to contest@theasylum.cc or post it to our Facebook page by the end of the day Tuesday, November 4th. Winners will be judged Wednesday, November 5th.

 

Have fun – and don’t forget to tune into an all-new Z Nation on Halloween night! 10 pm, only on Syfy.

 

A fan shows his Sharknado pride - you can too!

A fan shows his Sharknado pride – you can too!


Call for Artists: Limited-Edition Sharknado 2 Art for Comic-Con!

Jun 10, 2014 in Headline, News, VIP

We’re looking for great art to commemorate the release of Sharknado 2 this July. Sharknado was arguably the coolest movie event of last year, and Gallery 1988 printed a series of cooler-than-cool limited-edition posters inspired by the film.

 

This year, The Asylum is commissioning artwork for Sharknado 2: The Second One. We’re opening the floor to all talented artists: show us your take on Sharknado 2!

 

The sequel moves the action to New York City, where our heroes must battle an even bigger shark-storm than before. Whether it’s sharks blowing across the New York City skyline or Fin hefting an NYFD chainsaw, we’re confident the premise lends itself to some fantastic art.

 

We’ll unveil the winning artwork at our booth at San Diego Comic-Con, where it’ll be seen and coveted by a crowd of hundreds of thousands (and that’s before it hits the Internet).

 

If you win, you’ll receive $500, and your artwork will be the showpiece of The Asylum’s booth at San Diego Comic-Con. It’ll be featured on limited-edition prints and t-shirts, plus any other swag we deem worthy of it.

 

Submissions are due by the end of the day on Friday, June 27. Please submit your design as a hi-res image, .pdf or .jpg, to contest@theasylum.cc for judging.

 

We’ll take any and all submissions suitable for printing on a 18×24 poster as well as on a t-shirt. Concept art and unfinished designs are acceptable – if you win, you’ll get another week or so to finalize your image. We will retain all rights to the final art, and reserve the right to print and sell it on any media we choose. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact me at marie@theasylum.cc. Can’t wait to see what you’ve got!


Produce a Scene in SHARKNADO 2!

Apr 21, 2014 in Headline, News, Other, Releases, VIP

Yes, that’s right – you can help fund a special fan-made scene in the hottest sequel of 2014. We’ve partnered with Indiegogo, a crowdfunding platform, to bring fans into the movie. Check it out!

 

Join us!

Join us!

From the campaign:

The production team has come up with the idea to crowd fund a brand-new bonus scene, just for our fans. You guys made SHARKNADO the most culturally relevant film of last year. Now we want you to be able to say that this time, you actually had a hand in making the film. You’re welcome!

We don’t want to give away too much, but here’s what I can tell you: there will be sharks, chainsaws, and chainsaws being used in the vicinity of sharks.

We need $50,000 dollars to give this scene the treatment it deserves. Your money will go toward everything we need to make the scene work.

And, because we feel kind of bad about all the CGI sharks we’ve obliterated in our oeuvre, we’re also donating 10% of the proceeds from this campaign to the RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program at the University of Miami, which works tirelessly to save real live sharks in trouble!

Head over to the campaign page to learn more!


AIRPLANE VS. VOLCANO: Now on-demand!

Mar 29, 2014 in Headline, News, VIP

Looking for something to watch right now? We’re premiering AIRPLANE VS. VOLCANO on-demand in advance of the DVD and Blu-ray release! It’s chock full of airplanes, volcanoes, heroics, and explosions, and it’s available now on-demand.

Dean Cain (LOIS & CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) and Robin Givens (SPARKS, HEAD OF THE CLASS) star. Watch the trailer!

 

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Site hack update: All better!

Oct 10, 2013 in Headline, News, VIP

As some of you may have realized, our website was hacked on October 7. The issue has been fixed and it is completely safe to use the site.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

-Marie


Mega Python vs. Gatoroid Red Carpet Sweepstakes | Syfy

Jan 05, 2011 in Headline, News, Other, Releases, VIP

Want a chance to win a VIP trip to the premiere of television’s most highly anticipated monster throwdown? Enter the Mega Python vs. Gatoroid Red Carpet Sweepstakes! One lucky winner will receive two round-trip flights to New York City, a two-night hotel stay, and two tickets to the Mega Python vs. Gatoroid Red Carpet Premiere on January 24, 2011, at the historic Ziegfeld Theater – not to mention two tickets to an exclusive after-party. Did we mention that stars Debbie Gibson and Tiffany will be there? In case you couldn’t tell from the movie title, this is huge!

Prize Package for two includes:

* Roundtrip airfare

* Ground transfers to/from airport in New York City

* 3 days/2 nights hotel accomodations

* 2 tickets to the Mega Python vs. Gatoroid Red Carpet Premiere

* 2 tickets to the After Party

Click here to read the official sweepstakes rules.

Excerpts:

The Mega Python vs. Gatoroid Red Carpet Sweepstakes began on December 28, 2010 and ends on January 17, 2011 at 11:59 PM ET.

Open only to permanent, legal United States residents who are physically
residing in one (1) of the forty-eight (48) continental U.S. or the District of Columbia (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other U.S. territories, and who are twenty-one years of age or older as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period.

You may enter only once per day during the Sweepstakes Period.


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!