Hollywood Asylum is a live-action 360° VR video production company with extensive experience in traditional 2D media, including award-winning commercials, music videos, long-form and short-form content for almost two decades.
Located in the heart of Hollywoodland, CA, Hollywood Asylum is another arm (albeit a tentacled, tattooed one) of the more traditional production companies L.A. Spot Shop and Robert Sexton Productions.
Robert J. Sexton is the man behind the curtain. He is an accomplished VR director and an Emmy Award winning producer.
Accolades for Sexton and Hollywood Asylum include numerous award wins and nominations, along with official selections and invitations from entertainment award shows and film festivals around the world.
There’s nothing compromised or conventional about Robert Sexton… Not far from the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky (SANTA SANGRE) and Juan Lopez Moctezuma (ALUCARDA) in style and spirit.” – Rumourmachine
“PSYCHO CITY, TX is the best horror VR experience we have ever seen.” – Famous Monsters of Filmland
“(Robert Sexton) Ushers heavy metal into the age of Virtual Reality.” – THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Robert Sexton is a pioneer in virtual reality horror.” – L.A. Weekly
“PSYCHO CITY, TX. is the ‘Great Train Robbery,” of Virtual Reality.” – VR Cinematheque
“(Robert Sexton)..Talented beyond measure” – Dread Central
BLOODYDISGUSTING.COM gushed that Sexton, “Drips and oozes with bloody brilliance.”
“LEGION gets our stamp of approval” – FANGORIA
“(PSYCHO CITY, TX is)… Traumatic tourism. (Experiencers) get more than they bargained for.” – L.A. Weekly
“(FEFU is) The best music video ever made!” – Blank TV
“Robert has a unique way of bringing a song to life, or shall I say, ‘Death.’ ” Denise Gossett – Shriekfest
“Sexton has been a pioneer in the next dimension of horror-themed entertainment: virtual horror experiences.” – L.A. Weekly
“There’s nothing compromised or conventional about director, Robert Sexton’s blistering LEGION. Not far from the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky (SANTA SANGRE) and Juan Lopez Moctezuma (ALUCARDA) in style and spirit, LEGION’s images and soundtrack evoke an electric energy that bursts almost out of the screen.” – RUMOURMACHINE.COM
“Watch out…Not for the faint of heart” – LA WEEKLY
“(Truce) Fucking love it!” Gruesome Hertzogg – The Voice of Horror
“The video for “F.E.F.U. will absolutely blow your mind.” ANTVILLE VIDEO
“Stunning and ferocious…” MVWire
“FEFU blew everyone away.” PLANET ANT FILM FESTIVAL
“Creepy and Wild…” NYIFC
“The bloody autopsy was a surreal moment and I loved the whole vibe!” horrorphilia.com
“I dug the special effects and the gore….nice!” Char Hardin
“I was NOT disappointed…First-rate!… Kicks some severe ass!!” Spooky Dan
” (LEGION is) … Very Good. Great effects and great music too. Very suspenseful.” – Gail Olson, Seattle Times
“Apart from stunning visuals, the cast is first-rate” – Hollywood Investigator
“Intriguing… Starting with its ritualized consumption of human flesh and blood” – IndyWeek.com
“Arghhhhh. The Goat scene… COOL!!!” – Rudy Scalese, Screamfest
“LEGION is an uneasy film experience, for its sense of foreboding and panicky energy. Robert Sexton’s film debut whips the viewer into a state of frenzy.” – Mathew Sanderson
“LEGION… Contains plenty of raw horror.” – Independant Weekly
“A cool ending made this one a really entertaining time” – Bloody Disgusting
“Legion is grippingly atmospheric.” – Thomas Sipos
“…(at the Los Angeles) Screamfest, it was great to meet a like-minded buddy” –Jason Arnopp / Slasherama.com
“…Loved the film” – Nevermore Horror Film Festival
“…Capturing iconic images with a perverse beauty” – Tabloid Witch Awards
“(Sexton) offers a fresh, energetic outlook to what was a stale, pro Christian subgenre (see THE EXORCIST).” –Rumor Machine
“A representative of our company had the pleasure of screening your film, ‘Legion’, at the Eerie (PA) Film Festival and have recommended it for further review by our Programming Department.” – The Horror Channel
“Does more than deliver the goods” – PXL THIS
“Videos don’t get much more excessive or insane than this..Yes, it features the Suicide Girls and fetish models. Yes, they are naked more often than not. But, that’s one of the tamer aspects of “FEFU, ” which looks a bit like a Manson Family reunion. The video proudly features a crucifix, buckets of blood, violent orgy scenes and a whole lot more that you will either find cool or totally offensive. PS: Queens Of The Stone Age fans should keep an eye out for a cameo by former QOTSA bassist Nick Oliveri. — watch “FEFU” (if you dare).This video is fucking insane.” – Steven Gottlieb / VideoStatic
“It takes a cast-iron stomach and huge balls to get in a crowd’s face wearing a mask, a thong and a guitar. But it takes something else to let the Suicide Girls kick your ass. All this and more is featured in the Sexton-directed video which in spite of its carnage still manages to give the Fashionistas a run for its money.” – LAS VEGAS CITY LIFE
“Astounding and awesome…” – EVIL CITY FILM FESTIVAL
“A must for Dwarves fans, Suicide Girls fans, or for anyone that loves hot naked chicks covered with blood.” – ROCK CONFIDENTIAL
“Sweet.” Bob Johnson” – PLAYBOY
“If you’re over 18 and you like your punk rock dirty, FEFU will absolutely *%#$ you!” – PUNK MUSIC.COM
In case you weren’t already informed, just wanted to let you know that, “The Disassembly Line” received Honorable Mention in the , “Most Effectively Offensive” category this year! Congratulations!” – Nicole McConvery, Managing Director – Boston Underground Film Festival
“…Rife with bound and abused bodies…relentless.” – Holly Willis – LA Weekly
“(THE DISASSEMBLY LINE)… deeply inspires the viewer to actually research the Franklin Cover-Up and MK ULTRA for themselves.” – Gerry Fialka, Paramedia-Ecologist.
“The X-rated (well, hard R anyway) music video features about thirty naked Suicide Girls and plenty of blood and violence! …An absolute celebration of excess.” TOPIX
Sexton’s directorial stylings have been compared to Alejandro Jodorowsky (SANTA SANGRE) and Juan López Moctezuma (ALUCARDA) in both style and spirit.
The Wall Street Journal premiered the first 360°, VR narrative heavy metal music video directed by Robert J. Sexton.
“There’s nothing compromised or conventional about Robert Sexton… Not far from the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky (SANTA SANGRE) and Juan Lopez Moctezuma (ALUCARDA) in style and spirit.” – Rumourmachine
LA WEEKLY warned its readers about Robert Sexton’s work; “Watch out… Relentless… Not for the faint of heart.”
(Life’s Disease – 360°) “It’s fucking sick. So good… Ground breaking.” – Lewis Smithingham