List of The Asylum films

The Asylum is an American independent film company and distributor that focuses on producing low-budget, direct-to-video films. The company has produced titles that capitalize on productions by major studios, often using film titles and scripts very similar to those of current blockbusters in order to lure customers. These titles have been dubbed "mockbusters" by the press.

FilmsEdit

1990–2000sEdit

Year Title Director Notes Mockbuster of / Based on
1999 Bellyfruit Kerri Green The Asylum's first feature film.
2001 Fourplay Mike Binder Also known as Londinium.
2002 Scarecrow Emmanuel Itier Followed by Scarecrow Slayer.
The Source S. Lee Taylor Also known as The Surge.
2003 King of the Ants Stuart Gordon
Scarecrow Slayer David Michael Latt Sequel to Scarecrow. Followed by Scarecrow Gone Wild, which was produced by a different studio.
2004 Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill Byron Werner First Asylum in house film.
Vampires vs. Zombies Vince D'Amato Also known as Carmilla, the Lesbian Vampire.
2005 The Beast of Bray Road Leigh Scott
Alien Abduction Eric Forsberg
H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds David Michael Latt Also known as Invasion or H. G. Wells' The Worlds in War outside of North America.
Setting update of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells.
War of the Worlds
King of the Lost World Leigh Scott King Kong
Legion of the Dead Paul Bales Land of the Dead
Jolly Roger: Massacre at Cutter's Cove Gary Jones
Dead Men Walking Peter Mervis
2006 Snakes on a Train Directed by Mervis under the pseudonym The Mallachi Brothers. Snakes on a Plane
The Da Vinci Treasure The Da Vinci Code
When a Killer Calls When a Stranger Calls
666: The Child Jake Johnson[1] Followed by 666: The Beast. The Omen
Halloween Night Mark Atkins Halloween
Pirates of Treasure Island Leigh Scott Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Hillside Cannibals The Hills Have Eyes
Exorcism: The Possession of Gail Bowers The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The 9/11 Commission Report Based on the September 11, 2001 attacks. United 93
World Trade Center
Dragon Eragon
2007 Transmorphers Followed by Transmorphers: Fall of Man in 2009. Transformers
The Hitchhiker The Hitcher
AVH: Alien vs. Hunter Scott Harper Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
The Apocalypse Justin Jones
Invasion of the Pod People The Invasion
30,000 Leagues Under the Sea Gabriel Bologna Setting update of the Jules Verne novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
666: The Beast Nick Eberhart Sequel to 666: The Child.
Freakshow Drew Bell Remake of the 1932 film Freaks.
I Am Omega Griff Furst I Am Legend
2008 100 Million BC 10,000 BC
2012: Doomsday Nick Eberhart Followed by 2012: Supernova in 2009 and 2012: Ice Age in 2011. Doomsday
Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls Mark Atkins Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Death Racers Roy Knyrim Death Race
Journey to the Center of the Earth Scott Wheeler and David Jones Known as Journey to Middle Earth in the UK. Journey to the Center of the Earth
Monster Eric Forsberg Cloverfield
Street Racer Teo Konuralp Speed Racer
Sunday School Musical Rachel Lee Goldenberg The Asylum's first family musical under Faith Films. High School Musical 3: Senior Year
The Day the Earth Stopped C. Thomas Howell The Day the Earth Stood Still
War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave Sequel to H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds.
2009 The Land That Time Forgot Land of the Lost
Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus Ace Hannah[1] Followed by Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus in 2010, Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark in 2014 and Mega Shark vs. Kolossus in 2015.
18-Year-Old Virgin Tamara Olson The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Sex Pot Eric Forsberg
Princess of Mars Mark Atkins Retitled The Martian Colony Wars in some European countries and also known as John Carter Of Mars. Avatar
Dragonquest
Haunting of Winchester House The Haunting in Connecticut
The Terminators Xavier Puslowski Terminator Salvation
Transmorphers: Fall of Man Scott Wheeler Prequel to Transmorphers. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
2012: Supernova Anthony Fankhauser Sequel to 2012: Doomsday. 2012
Paranormal Entity Shane Van Dyke Followed by 8213: Gacy House, Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes, and 100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck. Paranormal Activity

2010sEdit

Year Title Director Notes Mockbuster of / Based on
2010 6 Guns Jonah Hex
True Grit (2010 film)
Titanic II
#1 Cheerleader Camp Mark Quod
The 7 Adventures of Sinbad Adam Silver
Ben Hayflick
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
8213: Gacy House Anthony Fankhauser Also known as Paranormal Entity 2: Gacy House. Paranormal Activity 2
Mega Piranha Eric Forsberg Piranha 3D
Airline Disaster John 'Jay' Willis III Released on June 29, 2010.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes Rachel Lee Goldenberg Featuring characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes
MILF Scott Wheeler
Moby Dick Trey Stokes Also known as 2010: Moby Dick or Moby Dick: 2010; setting update of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick.
Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray Sequel to Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus. Followed by Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark in 2014 and Mega Shark vs. Kolossus in 2015.
2011 Almighty Thor Thor
Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes Jude Gerard Prest Also known as Paranormal Entity 3: The Exorcist Tapes. Paranormal Activity 3
Battle of Los Angeles Mark Atkins Battle: Los Angeles
3 Musketeers Cole McKay Setting update of The Three Musketeers. The Three Musketeers
200 mph Fast Five
11/11/11 Keith Allen 11-11-11
2012: Ice Age Travis Fort Sequel to 2012: Doomsday and 2012: Supernova; part of the 2012 film series.
Barely Legal Jose Montesinos
The Amityville Haunting George Meed
Zombie Apocalypse Nick Lyon
Mega Python vs. Gatoroid Mary Lambert
Princess and the Pony Rachel Lee Goldenberg The Asylum's first family film not marketed under Faith Films.
2012 Grimm's Snow White Snow White and the Huntsman
Mirror Mirror
2-Headed Shark Attack Christopher Ray Followed by 3-Headed Shark Attack in 2015, 5-Headed Shark Attack in 2017 and 6-Headed Shark Attack in 2018.
Bikini Spring Break Jared Cohn Spring Breakers
Hold Your Breath
Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies Richard Schenkman Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Alien Origin Mark Atkins Prometheus
100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck Martin Anderson Also known as Paranormal Entity 4: The Awakening. Paranormal Activity 4
American Warships Thunder Levin Title changed from American Battleship due to legal issues. Battleship
Clash of the Empires Joseph Lawson Title changed from Age of the Hobbits due to legal issues; also known as Lord of the Elves. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Nazis at the Center of the Earth Retitled Bloodstorm in the UK. Iron Sky
Rise of the Zombies Nick Lyon
The Haunting of Whaley House Jose Prendes
12/12/12 Jared Cohn Sequel to 11/11/11. Followed by 13/13/13.
Golden Winter Tom Seidman
2013 Barrio Brawler Jose Montesinos
100 Degrees Below Zero R. D. Braunstein Followed by Apocalypse Pompeii.
Celebrity Sex Tape Scott Wheeler
13/13/13 James C. Bressack
A Snow Globe Christmas Jodi Binstock
500 Mph Storm Daniel Lusko
AE: Apocalypse Earth Thunder Levin After Earth
Oblivion
Alone for Christmas Joe Lawson Plot has similarities to Home Alone, done with anthropomorphic animals.
Attila Emmanuel Itier
Atlantic Rim[2] Jared Cohn Also known as Attack From Beneath[3] Followed by Atlantic Rim: Resurrection in 2018. Pacific Rim
Hansel & Gretel Anthony C. Ferrante Followed by 2015 film Hansel vs. Gretel. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Sharknado The first installment in the Sharknado film series.
Jack the Giant Killer Mark Atkins Jack the Giant Slayer
Social Nightmare Mark Quod
Age of Dinosaurs Joseph Lawson
2014 Age of Tomorrow James Kondelik Edge of Tomorrow
Airplane vs. Volcano
Alpha House Jacob Cooney Neighbors
Android Cop Mark Atkins RoboCop
Apocalypse Pompeii Ben Demaree Sequel to 100 Degrees Below Zero. Pompeii
Asian School Girls Lawrence Silverstein
Asteroid vs. Earth Christopher Ray
Mercenaries The Expendables 3
Bermuda Tentacles Nick Lyon Also known as American Warships 2.
Hercules Reborn Hercules
The Legend of Hercules
Jailbait Jared Cohn Orange Is the New Black
Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark Emile Edwin Smith Sequel to Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus. Followed by Mega Shark vs. Kolossus in 2015.
Sharknado 2: The Second One Anthony C. Ferrante Sequel to Sharknado. Followed by Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! in 2015.
Sleeping Beauty Casper Van Dien Maleficent
Blood Lake James Cullen Bressack
Ardennes Fury Joseph J. Lawson Fury
Z Nation Craig Engler and Karl Schaefer The Asylum's first television series on Syfy.
Santa Claws Glen R. Miller
2015 Avengers Grimm[4] Jeremy M. Inman Avengers: Age of Ultron
Bound Jared Cohn Fifty Shades of Grey
Mega Shark vs. Kolossus Christopher Ray Sequel to Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark.
Hansel vs. Gretel Ben Demaree Sequel to The Asylum's Hansel & Gretel.
Road Wars Mark Atkins Mad Max: Fury Road
San Andreas Quake John Baumgartner San Andreas
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Anthony C. Ferrante Sequel to Sharknado 2: The Second One. Followed by Sharknado: The 4th Awakens in 2016.
Flight World War II Emile Edwin Smith
3-Headed Shark Attack Christopher Ray Sequel to 2-Headed Shark Attack. Followed by 5-Headed Shark Attack in 2017 and 6-Headed Shark Attack in 2018.
Martian Land Scott Wheeler The Martian
2016 Sinbad and the War of the Furies Scott Wheeler
Zoombies Glenn Miller Followed by Zoombies 2 in 2019 and Aquarium of the Dead in 2021.
Sharknado: The 4th Awakens Anthony C. Ferrante Sequel to Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!. Followed by Sharknado 5: Global Swarming in 2017.
Izzie's Way Home[5] Sasha Burrow The Asylum's first animated film. Finding Dory
In the Name of Ben-Hur Nick Lyon Ben-Hur
Independents' Day Laura Beth Love Independence Day: Resurgence
Little Dead Rotting Hood Jared Cohn
Sinister Squad Jeremy M. Inman Set in the same universe as Avengers Grimm. Suicide Squad
Ghosthunters Pearry Reginald Teo Ghostbusters
Dead 7 Danny Roew The Magnificent Seven
Trolland Ron Thorton The Asylum's second animated film. Trolls
Planet of the Sharks Mark Atkins War for the Planet of the Apes
2017 Jurassic School
Ice Sharks Emile Edwin Smith
Blood Brothers Jose Montesinos Also known as Psycho Brother-in-Law.
Forgotten Evil Anthony C. Ferrante
Locked Up Jared Cohn
Sinister Minister Jose Montesinos
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Jared Cohn Setting update of the Arthurian cycle. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Anthony C. Ferrante Sequel to Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. Followed by The Last Sharknado: It's About Time in 2018.
Oceans Rising Adam Lipsius
The Fast and the Fierce Ron Thornton Followed by Fast and Fierce: Death Race in 2020. The Fate of the Furious
Evil Nanny Jared Cohn
Nightmare Wedding Jose Montesinos
Geo-Disaster Thunder Levin Geostorm
CarGo James Cullen Bressack The Asylum's third animated film. Cars
5-Headed Shark Attack Christopher Ray Sequel to 3-Headed Shark Attack. Followed by 6-Headed Shark Attack in 2018.
Empire of the Sharks Mark Atkins Sequel to Planet of the Sharks.
Alien Convergence Rob Pallatina Alien: Covenant
Operation Dunkirk Nick Lyon Dunkirk
Troy The Odyssey Tekin Girgin
2018 Alien Siege Rob Pallatina
End of the World Maximilian Elfeldt
Flight 666 Rob Pallatina
Megalodon James Thomas The Meg
Atlantic Rim: Resurrection Jared Cohn Sequel to Atlantic Rim. Pacific Rim Uprising
Tomb Invader James Thomas Also known as Tomb Hunter and The Tomb - Heart of the Dragon. Tomb Raider
Avengers Grimm: Time Wars Maximilian Elfeldt Sequel to Avengers Grimm. Avengers: Infinity War
6-Headed Shark Attack Mark Atkins Sequel to 5-Headed Shark Attack.
Triassic World Dylan Vox Sequel Triassic Hunt in 2021. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
The Last Sharknado: It's About Time Anthony C. Ferrante Sequel to Sharknado 5: Global Swarming.
Alien Predator Jared Cohn The Predator
Nazi Overlord Rob Pallatina Overlord
Hornet James Kondelik, Jon Kondelik Bumblebee
2019 Arctic Apocalypse Eric Paul Erickson
Mommy Would Never Hurt You Daniel Lusko Sharp Objects
Black Summer John Hyams Prequel series to Z Nation.
Zoombies 2 Glenn Miller Prequel to Zoombies and Aquarium of the Dead in 2021.
Monster Island Mark Atkins Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Adventures of Aladdin Glenn Campbell Aladdin
Clown Eric Forsberg It Chapter Two
D-Day Nick Lyon Midway
American Psychos Jared Cohn Also known as Psycho BFF.
The Doctor Will Kill You Now Rob Pallatina Also known as Doctor Death.
The Final Level: Escaping Rancala Canyon Prince Jumanji: The Next Level
Christmas Belles Terri J. Vaughn
A Beauty & The Beast Christmas Dylan Vox

2020sEdit

Year Title Director Notes Mockbuster of / Based on
2020 Battle Star Wars James Thomas Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Homeward Michael Johnson The Asylum's fourth animated film. Onward
My Nightmare Landlord Dylan Vox
Collision Earth Matthew Boda
Fast and Fierce: Death Race Jared Cohn Sequel to The Fast and the Fierce. Fast & Furious 9
Top Gunner Daniel Lusko Was released to cash in on a previous release date that was changed. Top Gun: Maverick
Shark Season Jared Cohn
Monster Hunters Brendan Petrizzo Monster Hunter
Apocalypse of Ice Maximilian Elfeldt
Asteroid-a-geddon Geoff Meed
Airliner Sky Battle Rob Pallatina Also known as Skyjacked.
Christmas in Vienna Maclain Nelson
Beaus of Holly Anthony C. Ferrante
Meteor Moon Brian Nowak Moonfall
2021 Triassic Hunt Gerald Rascionato Sequel to Triassic World. Was released to cash in on a previous release date that was changed. Jurassic World: Dominion
Alien Conquest Mario N. Bonassin
Ape Vs. Monster[6] Daniel Lusko Godzilla vs. Kong
Aquarium of the Dead Glen Miller Sequel to Zoombies and Zoombies 2.
The Rebels of PT-218 Nick Lyon
Jungle Run Noah Luke Jungle Cruise
Planet Dune Glenn Campbell & Tammy Klein Dune
Insect Riccardo Paoletti
Devil's Triangle[7] Brendan Petrizzo
MegaBoa Mario N. Bonassin
Swim Jared Cohn Made in collaboration with Tubi as their first original film[8]
Megalodon Rising Brian Nowak Sequel to Megalodon.
2022 Moon Crash Noah Luke Moonfall
Don't Look Up
Dracula: The Original Living Vampire Maximilian Elfeldt Morbius
Titanic 666 Nick Lyon Sequel to Titanic II. Studio 666
4 Horsemen: Apocalypse Geoff Meed
Top Gunner: Danger Zone Glenn Miller[9] Sequel to Top Gunner. It is the first film by The Asylum to get a theatrical release.[10] Top Gun: Maverick
Jurassic Domination Brian Nowak Jurassic World: Dominion
Thor: God of Thunder Noah Luke The Asylum's second Thor movie. Thor: Love and Thunder
Shark Side of the Moon Glenn Campbell & Tammy Klein
Bullet Train Down Brian Nowak Bullet Train
Shark Water Jadon Cal
Headless Horseman José Prendes
Battle for Pandora Noah Luke Avatar: The Way of Water
2025 ARMAGEDDON Michael Su
Attack on Titan Noah Luke Not based on any film, but named after Attack on Titan.[11]

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