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.
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“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