2 Headed Shark Attack, 11/11/11, and More Asylum Lunacy
The Asylum has actually been on a roll lately with the wonderfully ludicrous 2012: Ice Age and the surprisingly decent Born Bad. Will the streak continue with a 3D ghost flick, more monster sharks, and a mockbuster with the exact same title as its theatrical counterpart?
We begin with A Haunting in Salem 3D, the latest 3D haunted house movie from The Asylum following 2009’s Haunting of Winchester House, a film I found to be as boring as its 3D was useless. Hopefully they improved things in both categories.
When the new sheriff of Salem, Massachusetts discovers that he is the victim of a centuries-old curse, he must protect his family from the vengeful ghosts that torment his home.
Paranormal Entity and Titanic II helmer Shane Van Dyke directs Bill Oberst, Jr., Courtney Abbiati, Jenna Stone, and Nicholas Harsin from a script by H. Perry Horton.
Look for A Haunting in Salem 3D on DVD shelves October 4th.
Darren Lynn Bousman, on the other hand, had better look out because he’s no longer the only one putting a supernatural twist on a certain November 2011 date. Simply change a dash to a slash, and you get The Asylum’s 11/11/11.
Jack and Melissa are frightened by their son's bizarre and violent behavior; they soon learn that he is the gateway to the Apocalypse, and it will happen on his birthday, 11/11/11.
Keith Allan directs from a script he co-wrote with Kiff Scholl. Jon Briddell (Midnight Movie) stars.
Whereas Bousman’s 11-11-11 is set to open in theaters on that very date, The Asylum is probably hoping to benefit from a little marketplace confusion by releasing their 11/11/11 ten days earlier on the 1st of November.
Finally, what’s more mega than a mega shark? How about a shark with two heads?
When a Semester at Sea ship is sunk by a mutated two-headed shark, the survivors escape to a deserted atoll. But when it starts flooding, the coeds are no longer safe from the double jaws of the monster.
Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus director Chris (son of Fred Olen) Ray gets his shark on yet again, doing directorial duties on 2 Headed Shark Attack, the latest Asylum monster shark flick. H. Perry Horton penned this script as well.
Casting has yet to begin. Given The Asylum’s thing for pop culture stunt casting, far be it from me to offer advice, but these students will need teachers and I’m sure MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice need paychecks.
2 Headed Shark Attack won’t be double chomping DVD until January 17, 2012.
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