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The Asylum Vs. Mainstream Films: 8 Blockbusters And Their Poor, Inbred Cousins

By Jodi Smith | Trailers | May 12, 2014 |

By Jodi Smith | Trailers | May 12, 2014 |

Perhaps you already knew this, but the production company behind Sharknado has made a niche for itself by releasing horrible movies. You’re shocked, right? What makes these terrible movies even more terrible is that The Asylum, the production company, generally names their movies and pulls their story lines from huge Hollywood blockbusters. The similarly titled and plotted films then go on to fool the elderly and those that only read the first few letters of a title on Pay Per View/OnDemand before ordering it.

They in the foolin’ people bidness. And cousin, bidness is a-boomin’.

Snakes on a Train - 2006

Snakes on a Plane - 2006

Well, both are sort of losers, but you have to give it to the snake movie starring Samuel “Bad Motherfucker” Jackson.

The Da Vinci Treasure - 2006

The Da Vinci Code - 2006

I think that The Da Vinci Treasure would be more fun to watch. The amount of shenanigans and goings on you could have with friends by riffing would be worth the price of rental.

Transmorphers - 2007

Transformers - 2007

Pro: No Shia LaBeouf. Con: The titular robots are even more difficult to tell apart when they are all silver.

Monster - 2008

Cloverfield - 2008

Paranormal Entity - 2009

Paranormal Activity - 2009

Almighty Thor - 2011

Thor - 2011

Richard Greico is Loki, you guys. RICHARD GRIECO.

Atlantic Rim - 2012

Pacific Rim - 2012

Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots don’t really hold a candle to the Jaegers in Guillermo del Toro’s flick.

Android Cop - 2014

RoboCop - 2014

Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.

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