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Mega Shark’s Attack on Titan

It began when low-budget, exploitation production company, Asylum, released Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus (US-2009; dir. Ace Hannah) [Backbrain review]. Back in May 2009, Undead Backbrain was the first to reveal a still of the giant shark eating the Golden … Continue reading

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Pacific… Umm, Atlantic… How Many Rims Are There?

Atlantic Rim (US-2013; dir. Jared Cohn) is the notorious mockbuster studio The Asylum’s pre-hash of Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming blockbuster, Pacific Rim. It has giant monsters rising from the depths (albeit different depths), giant mecha, a human combat team and … Continue reading

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A Rim By Any Other Name

Well, giant monster fans — and devotees of Guillermo del Toro — are well aware that his next big film, in the absence of backing for the much mourned In the Mountains of Madness, is Pacific Rim. Due out in … Continue reading

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Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus Trailer

Here it is, the biggest [Asylum] battle since… well, Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus: Synopsis: The massive prehistoric shark has survived the last battle, and the world is again threatened when a new, more dangerous foe is discovered in the … Continue reading

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Moby Dick Gets an Asylum Makeover

I’ve always considered that Herman Melville’s famous novel Moby Dick, stripped of its encyclopedic details for the screen, readily becomes a full-on giant monster tale. The best version so far, John Huston’s 1956 adaptation, starring Gregory Peck as the bitter … Continue reading

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Popstar vs Popstar vs Mega-Beasts

Everyone ends up in the Asylum. Or so it seems. Hollywood Reporter has revealed that 1980s pop-stars Debbie Gibson and Tiffany are to star together in one of the SyFy Channel’s signature Saturday night original movies — a giant monster … Continue reading

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The Case of the Steampunk Holmes: An Interview With Rachel Goldenberg

Rachel Goldenberg has directed several films, including the 2008 family/faith-friendly Sunday School Musical (that’s her in the picture above, on the right, with choreographer Cheryl Baxter). But since 2007 or so she has been one of the mainstays of low-budget … Continue reading

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Destroying the World on a Budget

Review of Megafault (US-2009; dir. David Michael Latt) by Robert Hood The development of CGI as the standard methodology for SFX films, big and small, has not only increased the number of films that include giant monsters, even if only … Continue reading

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