From original shlock like Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus to “mockbusters” like Transmorphers, the Asylum knows how to turn low budgets, D-list actors and bad CGI into the cinematic equivalent of store-brand junk food: They're even worse for you than the real thing, but still strangely satisfying. In celebration of the studio’s one-of-a-kind style, Octopoda commissioned some of the nation’s best screen-printing artists to interpret its work for the Films of the Asylum Poster Show, which kicks off tonight with an opening reception featuring Asylum founder David Latt in person.
“I had this idea that it would be really fun to do a screen-print show of posters for B-movies, kind of offbeat, unusual movies,” explains Octopoda’s Scott Bailey. “There’s a lot of people that do it for Oscar movies, or more popular cult movies, but no one that I know of has done anything like this.” Chances are no one ever will again, either, and, accordingly, these are limited-edition posters. That means that if you’ve been aching for a gorgeous, artistic interpretation of the cinematic majesty of I Am Omega, Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies or Bigfoot, this is probably your only chance to get one.
The show opens at 5 p.m. at Studio 12 Gallery, 209 Kalamath Street, #12, and runs for one week. For more information, visit thisisoctopoda.com.
Mondays-Saturdays. Starts: April 19. Continues through April 27, 2013