The Asylum is a production company that specializes in low-budget films that are often ripoffs of mainstream Hollywood feature films. Their technique of using themes and names that are sometimes just a few characters different from the real titles has gained them success in direct-to-video and bargain-bin film production. They consistently see profits from every film produced.
The Asylum was founded by former Hollywood executives, and is famous for producing movies like Alien Convergence (which came out around the same time as Alien: Covenant), AVH: Alien vs. Hunter (which came out around Alien vs. Predator) and the famous Sharknado franchise and other sharksploitation films.
They typically spend under $1 million on production costs per film, and break even in 2-3 months.
Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill
Vampires vs. Zombies
Pirates of Treasure Island
AVH: Alien vs. Hunter
Invasion of the Pod People
100 Million BC
Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls
Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus
Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus
Mega Shark vs. Kolossus
Mega Python vs. Gatoroid
Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies
Nazis at the Center of the Earth
Sharknado 2: The Second One
Gil has a bachelor’s in communication, and attended film school in Los Angeles. He worked in film & media production for several years, traveling to over 45 countries, before cofounding a marketing company. Obsessed with feel-good 80s teen comedies, sword-and-sorcery films, and gritty sci fi noir, Gildner is a fan of the weird and campy. His favorite films include Blade Runner, Alien, Mad Max, and Drive.