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Seeking Asylum: the rise of Hollywood's Z-movies

Seeking Asylum: the rise of Hollywood’s Z-movies | Film | The Guardian

Seeking Asylum: the rise of Hollywood’s Z-movies

With films like Mega Shark Vs Giant Octopus and Snakes On a Train (yes, Train), production company The Asylum has cornered Hollywood’s bizarre ‘no-budget’ market

John Patterson, guardian.co.uk, Thursday 30 July 2009 22.00 BST

Jack Perez, the director of the evocatively (and accurately) titled Mega Shark Vs Giant Octopus (released in cinemas on 7 August and on DVD on 10 August), is telling me how things go down in his part of the Hollywood forest, working for the super-low-budget quickie production-company The Asylum, which knocks out a new feature film every month, come rain or come shine. Read the rest of this entry