History Creator / TheAsylum

24th Mar '16 4:54:22 PM rjd1922
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Founded in 1997 by former Village Roadshow executives, The Asylum started out as a run-of-the-mill, low-budget indie studio, specializing in horror films. Their first largely successful film was 2005's ''Creator/HGWells' War of the Worlds'', which was produced to coincide with Steven Spielberg's ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds''. This film's success, largely due to movie rental chains buying it in bulk in order to cash in on the Spielberg version, led The Asylum to its current business model. The company achieved Internet notoriety in 2009 with ''Film/MegaSharkVersusGiantOctopus'', whose trailer went viral on Website/YouTube. Then in 2013 they repeated this phenomenon, to an even greater degree, with ''Film/{{Sharknado}}''.

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Founded in 1997 by former Village Roadshow executives, The Asylum started out as a run-of-the-mill, low-budget indie studio, specializing in horror films. Their first largely successful film was 2005's ''Creator/HGWells' War of the Worlds'', which was produced to coincide with Steven Spielberg's ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds''.''Film/WarOfTheWorlds''. This film's success, largely due to movie rental chains buying it in bulk in order to cash in on the Spielberg version, led The Asylum to its current business model. The company achieved Internet notoriety in 2009 with ''Film/MegaSharkVersusGiantOctopus'', whose trailer went viral on Website/YouTube. Then in 2013 they repeated this phenomenon, to an even greater degree, with ''Film/{{Sharknado}}''.
12th Mar '16 8:32:42 PM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Film/Bound2015''
11th Mar '16 6:41:53 PM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Jailbait''

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* ''Jailbait''''Film/Jailbait2014''
31st Jan '16 2:51:31 AM Waddle
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* ''American Warships'' ([[ScrewedByTheLawyers formerly]] ''American Battleship'')

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* ''American Warships'' ''Film/AmericanWarships'' ([[ScrewedByTheLawyers formerly]] ''American Battleship'')
19th Jan '16 6:06:56 PM Sijo
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* ''AtlanticRim''

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* ''AtlanticRim''''Film/AtlanticRim''
19th Jan '16 6:05:49 PM Sijo
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* ''Atlantic Rim''

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* ''Atlantic Rim''''AtlanticRim''
2nd Jan '16 12:33:09 AM brb1006
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* LighterAndSofter: The Christmas movie Santa Claws from 2014 is the most family friendly film made by the company's standards.
20th Nov '15 1:21:30 PM phantomreader42
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Definitely not to be confused with [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Arkham Asylum]], [[EmilieAutumn The Asylum Emporium]], Literature/TheAsylumForWaywardVictorianGirls or Creator/AsylumVisualEffects.

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Definitely not to be confused with [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Arkham Asylum]], [[EmilieAutumn The Asylum Emporium]], Literature/TheAsylumForWaywardVictorianGirls or Creator/AsylumVisualEffects. The people running Creator/TheAsylum are also not necessarily RunningTheAsylum.
8th Nov '15 5:14:56 PM jormis29
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7th Sep '15 7:31:46 PM Etheru
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* AuthorAppeal: A number of their films involve [[ThreateningShark Sharks]] for some reason.
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