The Asylum

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The Asylum
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King of Mockbusters.
Type: Mockbusters
Founded: 1997
Founder: David Michael Latt
David Rimawi
Sherri Strain
Headquarters: Burbank, California, United States

The Asylum is an American independent film company/studio that is well known for making the Sharknado series. This company is mainly known for its infamous cheap direct-to-DVD mockbusters.

List of "movies" they've made

  1. Bellyfruit
  2. Fourplay
  3. Scarecrow
  4. Scarecrow Slayer
  5. Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill
  6. Vampires vs. Zombies
  7. The Beast of Bray Road
  8. Alien Abduction
  9. H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds (mockbuster of War of the Worlds)
  10. King of the Lost World (mockbuster of The Lost World, but bears resemblance to the 2005 remake of King Kong)
  11. Dead Men Walking
  12. Snakes on a Train (mockbuster of Snakes on a Plane)
  13. The Da Vinci Treasure (mockbuster of The Da Vinci Code)
  14. Exorcism: The Possession of Gail Bowers (mockbuster of The Exorcism of Emily Rose)
  15. When a Killer Calls (mockbuster of When a Stranger Calls)
  16. Pirates of Treasure Island (mockbuster of Pirates of the Caribbean)
  17. Transmorphers (mockbuster of Transformers)
  18. AVH: Alien vs. Hunter (mockbuster of Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem)
  19. I Am Omega (mockbuster of I Am Legend)
  20. 100 Million BC (mockbuster of 10,000 BC)
  21. Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls (mockbuster of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)
  22. The Day the Earth Stopped (mockbuster of The Day the Earth Stood Still)
  23. Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus
  24. The Terminators (mockbuster of Terminator Salvation)
  25. Transmorphers: Fall of Man (mockbuster of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and sequel to Transmorphers)
  26. Paranormal Entity (mockbuster of Paranormal Activity)
  27. Titanic II (mockbuster of Titanic)
  28. 8213: Gacy House (mockbuster of Paranormal Activity 2 and sequel to Paranormal Entity)
  29. Mega Piranha (mockbuster of Piranha 3DD)
  30. Almighty Thor (mockbuster of Thor)
  31. Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes (mockbuster of Paranormal Activity 3 and sequel to 8213: Gacy House)
  32. Princess and the Pony
  33. Alien Origin (mockbuster of Prometheus)
  34. 100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck (mockbuster of Paranormal Activity 4 and sequel to Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes)
  35. American Warships (mockbuster of Battleship)
  36. Clash of the Empires (mockbuster of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)
  37. AE: Apocalypse Earth (mockbuster of After Earth)
  38. Atlantic Rim (mockbuster of Pacific Rim)
  39. Sharknado
  40. Jack the Giant Killer (mockbuster of Jack the Giant Slayer)
  41. Asian School Girls
  42. Sharknado 2: The Second One
  43. Avengers Grimm (mockbuster of The Avengers)
  44. Bound (mockbuster of Fifty Shades of Grey)
  45. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
  46. Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
  47. Izzie's Way Home (mockbuster of Finding Dory)
  48. Sinister Squad (mockbuster of Suicide Squad and sequel to Avengers Grimm)
  49. Ghosthunters (mockbuster of Ghostbusters)
  50. Sharknado 5: Global Swarming
  51. Atlantic Rim 2 (mockbuster of Pacific Rim: Uprising)
  52. CarGo (mockbuster of Cars 3)
  53. Trolland (mockbuster of Trolls)
  54. 5-Headed Shark Attack
  55. Megalodon (mockbuster of The Meg)
  56. Atlantic Rim: Resurrection (mockbuster of Pacific Rim Uprising)
  57. Avengers Grimm: Time Wars (mockbuster of Avengers: Infinity War)
  58. 6-Headed Shark Attack
  59. Triassic World (mockbuster of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)
  60. The Last Sharknado: It's About Time
  61. Adventures of Aladdin (mockbuster of Disney's live action Aladdin)
  62. Hornet (mockbuster of Bumblebee)
  63. Monster Island (mockbuster of Godzilla: King of the Monsters)
  64. Martian Land (mockbuster of The Martian)
  65. Little Dead Rotting Hood (mockbuster of Red Riding Hood)
  66. In the name of Ben-Hur (mockbuster of Ben-Hur)
  67. Alien Convergence (mockbuster of Alien: Covenant)
  68. Operation Dunkirk (mockbuster of Dunkirk)
  69. Tomb Invader (mockbuster of Tomb Raider)
  70. Nazi Overlord (mockbuster of Overlord)
  71. Zoombies
  72. Zoombies 2
  73. Alien Predator (mockbuster of The Predator)
  74. San Andreas: Mega Quake (mockbuster of San Andreas and sequel to San Andreas Quake)
  75. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (mockbuster of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword)
  76. The Fast and the Fierce (mockbuster of The Fast and the Furious)
  77. The Final Level: Escaping Rancala (mockbuster of Jumanji: The Next Level)
  78. San Andreas Quake (mockbuster of San Andreas)
  79. Celebrity Sex Tape (mockbuster of Sex Tape)
  80. Planet of the Sharks (mockbuster of Jaws, Planet of the Apes and Waterworld)
  81. Empire of the Sharks (mockbuster of Jaws, Planet of the Apes and Waterworld and sequel to Planet of the Sharks)
  82. The Young Cannibals
  83. Clown (mockbuster of IT: Chapter 2)
  84. Troy: The Odyssey
  85. Geo-Disaster (mockbuster of Geostorm)
  86. Independents' Day (mockbuster of Independence Day: Resurgence)
  87. Age of Ice
  88. Hansel & Gretel (mockbuster of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters)
  89. Hansel vs. Gretel (mockbuster of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and sequel to Hansel & Gretel)
  90. Bermuda Tentacles
  91. Hercules Reborn (mockbuster of Hercules (2014))
  92. Homeward (mockbuster of Onward)
  93. Battle Star Wars (mockbuster of Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica)
  94. Christmas Belles

Why Their Movies Suck

  1. Their main priority is a making rip-offs/mockbusters of well-known films, for example, The Da Vinci Treasure is mockbuster of The Da Vinci Code.
  2. Really bad acting in most of their movies.
  3. Their mockbusters aren't well researched. As a result, they get several things wrong about the source material.
  4. On top of that, the titles aren't even consistent with what it's actually ripping off. Transmorphers is actually a Terminator knockoff, and The Terminators has a lot more in common with Battlestar Galactica than any of the Terminator movies.
  5. Terrible CGI effects and green screen.
  6. Lackluster sets.
  7. Incredibly low-budgets.
  8. Awful and downright insulting writing.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Some are of their works are hilarious due to their poor quality and leeching such as Sharknado while others are passable such as Z Nation.
  2. They do make original films as well, especially their early ones some of which are good such as its first film Bellyfruit.




5 months ago
Score 4
The live-action counterpart of Video Brinquedo.


2 months ago
Score 0
They make animated movies too, ya know.


4 months ago
Score 0
I like the Nazis at the center of the earth and Sharknado as guilty pleasures. Z Nation is fun and is gorier than The walking dead.


4 months ago
Score 0
I particularly liked how the asylum added their own take on Mecha Hitler in The nazis at the centre of the earth.


3 months ago
Score 4

How it feels to watch The Asylum films:

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Simulate your rage.


3 months ago
Score 4

Warning Side Effects may include:

  • Flu Like Symptoms:
  • Intense Rage:
  • Becoming a Female Technorganic Spider as shown above:
  • Lose memorys of your past self:
  • Depression:


2 months ago
Score 4
Last but not least, getting PISSED OFF!


2 months ago
Score 3
Has anyone turned into a Female Technorganic Spider after watching The Asylum films?

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