There comes a time in everyone’s life that they come across a piece of news that renders them mute. News so baffling, so incomprehensible, the very act of language is impossible, news so profound that you are stunned into a damning silence. Ladies and Gentlemen: This is that news.
Ghosts are implied but not actually filmed in this spectacularly eerie tour of a massive asylum, closed for 20 years. Elegant editing and camerawork, including some graceful aerial footage, capture graffiti-covered abandonment as well as what the narrator terms “a presence, as if something was still there.”
The Asylum is known for monster/disaster moies like Sharknado, and straightto-home video homages to big-budget movies with cheap-o simulacrums such as Transmorphers. Now they be known for copyright infringement, as their new movie has a monster that is clearly one of Attack on Titan's Titans.
Just imagine if Game of Thrones was made for pocket change, instead of having its lavish budget. Actually, you don't have to imagine it — we've got a clip from Merlin and the War of the Dragons, to show you what that would look like.
When a young woman discovers that she can see the previous inhabitants of her home whenever the lights flicker, at first she's entertained by these home movies from the past. But it quickly becomes clear that something sinister is lurking between light and darkness.
Anger can destroy you. It can make a bad situation worse. But last fall, Agustín Cordes and a group of other people took their anger, their hurt and their frustration and did something with it: they teamed up to make a video game.
Last week, we showed you the full script of Batman/Superman: Asylum, Warner Bros.' 2002 attempt to bring both DC superheroes to the same movie screen. Because the script is 1) really long and 2) oft illegible, here's a reasonably quick summary of the movie's plot, its strengths, its plotholes, and its weirdness.
Brazilian street artist Herbert Baglione paints distorted shadows on the walls and floors of abandoned buildings for his 1000 Shadows project. When he adds his artistic touch to a crumbling psychiatric hospital, it looks like the patients' lost souls are forever trapped within its walls.
We already knew Syfy's Sharknado movie was going to be fun, but did we know it was going to be an artistic triumph? Well, thanks to this brand-new trailer, we do now. I mean, did Citizen Kane feature a scene where Beverly Hills 90210's Ian Ziering cuts a flying shark in half with a chainsaw? I THINK NOT.
In a warehouse at the Oregon State Hospital (originally called the Oregon State Insane Asylum) contains an unusual library, one comprised not of books, but of copper canisters of unclaimed human remains. Photographer David Maisel has photographed what is left of the deteriorating portions of the asylum, as well as the…
Well, of course famed movie rip-off artists The Asylum were going to take on Pacific Rim, and of course their attempt would be called Atlantic Rim. What I wasn't expecting that it would look actually kinda good.
Zoidberg also battles Hawkeye, Dick Tracy, an unlicensed Hobbit and a bunch of terrible zombies if you want to get picky about it, but I suggest just checking out today's DVD and Blu-ray releases instead.
We're adding a little Modern Ruins to this week's Concept Art Writing Prompt, with a real photographic image of a decaying mental institution in upstate New York. We often marvel that these urban exploration photos would make great inspirations for movie sets—and they might also inspire a spooky tale or two.
San Haven is a former tuberculosis sanatorium in the Turtle Mountains, right on the border between North Dakota and Manitoba. Built in the early twentieth century, the lush grounds and gorgeous buildings attracted patients and medical staff from all over the country into the region for decades — until the TB epidemic…
Hart Island, which sits at the western end of New York's Long Island Sound, boasts more than 850,000 residents - all of them dead. The island is now used primarily as a potter's field, but in its past it has housed a POW camp, a rehab facility, and a women's insane asylum.The second floor of the Pavilion.…
The big villain in Asylum's latest B-movie is a glacier that moves "really, really fast." Yup, it's a war with ice that has volcanoes underneath. And if you're looking for something a little more heady, check out this wondrously demented short created out of old yearbooks.
We take a lot of pleasure in watching The Asylum dream up their "mockbuster" rip-off films — especially when their Thor copycat has the Norse god running down the street wielding an Uzi. Plus it stars Richard Grieco. Amazing!
I'm pretty sure that Moby Dick, literary classic, was always destined to be a giant monster movie starring Gabrielle from Xena. Yes, the Asylum brings you a great American classic, done right, on November 30.
The tagline for this flick says it all: "The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea." And we've got the money shot.