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July 20, 2012
Believe it or not, there exists a company out there whose business model revolves almost entirely of rushing out terrible knock-offs of big name blockbusters and shipping them to stores before the movie they're ripping off even hits theaters. That company is The Asylum, and they have graced us with such transcendent masterpieces as Snakes on a Train, Transmorphers: Fall of Man, and Nazis at the Center of the Earth.
The entirety of The Asylum's catalogue could qualify for this list, but if you're looking for an ideal introduction to their arcane brilliance, then Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (which is pretty much exactly what it says on the tin) is your ticket in. If nothing else, it's worth for the scene in which the titular mega shark leaps out of the water and thousands of feet into the air to catch a passing airplane. And it's not even the last in The Asylum's line of "Mega X vs. Y" films, which also includes Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus in 2010 and Mega Python vs. Gatoroid in 2011. I can¿t wait for 2012's edition of the franchise, sure to be entitled Mega Frog vs. Spiderzilla.