Patrick Bergin and Yancy Butler Chumming the Waters for The Asylum's Shark Week

You really have got to hand it to The Asylum. Not content to just do mockbusters of big screen movies, now they’re mockbustering an entire week of programming on a cable television network with Shark Week.

Shark Week reunites 2-Headed Shark Attack director Christopher Olen Ray and writer H. Perry Horton for a carcharodon-a-thon Horton describes on his own Asylum fansite as “The Hunger Games meets Deep Blue Sea.”

A group of complete strangers find themselves isolated by a wealthy madman on his island compound. They are forced into a horrifying gauntlet where they must survive a barrage of ever deadlier species of shark.

Patrick Bergin (Sleeping with the Enemy, Patriot Games) stars as the wealthy madman. Yancy Butler (“Witchblade”, Lake Placid 3) is his femme fatale sidekick. Erin Coker of The Asylum’s Air Collision and Josh Allen Nazis at the Center of the Earth are amongst the unlucky contestants forced to play this most dangerous of games.

Shark Week is set for DVD/VOD release on August 7th. Not coincidentally, July 31st–August 5th is when The Discovery Channel will be broadcasting its annual “Shark Week” slate of programming. From the sounds of things this production is only just getting started, which means the turnaround from filming to making an August 7th release is going to be insanely fast.

In addition, The Asylum has just announced details regarding its next foray into found footage territory: 100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck.

In 2010 paranormal investigators tried to film Richard Speck’s ghost at the site of his heinous killing spree. The victims’ families have finally released the footage that documents their last days.

No cast and crew are listed because it’s all completely and totally 100% real, you know? After suffering through Alien Origin, unless they can absolutely, positively guarantee that there will be something as spectacular as 8213: Gacy House’s mid-air depanting ghost rape, I just don’t think I can handle another Asylum found footage borefest.

Patrick Bergin and Yancy Butler Chumming the Waters for The Asylum’s Shark Week

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