They Grow ‘Em Big in The Asylum

Over on our “burst appendix” subsite, Undead Brainspasm, I’ve been talking about an upcoming giant monster flick from The Asylum — a small studio mostly known for making shadow-films inspired by current blockbusters, such as The Terminators (US-2009; dir. C. Thomas Howell). Their newest  in-production giant monster opus, Mega Shark versus Giant Octopus (US-2009; dir. Ace Hannah), features a giant shark and a giant octopus whose ongoing rivalry starts to cause problems for human bystanders.

Now the real question here was: “What does Mega and Giant mean in this context?” Too often filmmakers throw these adjectives around, but what they give us when the hype fails and it comes to the crunch is something less than awesome.

Not content to wait for the film’s release to find out where the film stands on this issue, Kaiju Search-Robot Avery was determined to hound Paul Bales of Asylum Entertainment until he finally caved in under the pressure. As a result I can confirm that “mega” and “giant” in this context mean “really friggin’ gigantic”! Check out the following exclusive stills and you’ll see what I mean.

Click on each image to get the full effect!



That’s an atomic sub the Giant Octopus is using for a tooth-pick…

All I can say is, bring it on!

  • Source: Paul Bales via Kaiju Search-Robot Avery
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14 Responses to They Grow ‘Em Big in The Asylum

  1. Avery says:

    Wow! I’m very excited about these new images. The effects look great and the big beasties are really BIG! I can’t wait to see this baby!

  2. Lee Merritt says:

    Looks pretty good so far! Some leviathans! I look forward to getting the DVD!

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  5. Wow. This looks so ridiculously awesome.

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  10. Andy says:

    I just checked this on IMDB – it’s actually real! Brilliant!

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