Aside from my lifelong dream of meeting Jake Busey, I was mostly interested because I thought it'd be easy to get hired and I wanted the money. Most importantly, it seemed like it might be fun to write an entertainingly terrible movie. I wound up being wrong on all counts. Despite pitching them scripts for nearly two years, I never actually ended up getting hired to write anything for The Asylum. And even if I had been hired, I would have never gotten the opportunity to write an entertainingly terrible movie.
As hard as it is to believe, the trademark awfulness of an Asylum movie is purely accidental. I was specifically warned not to make any of my pitches intentionally campy, or to ever seem like I was 'in' on the joke. In their minds, there is no joke. The way it was described to me is that they don't think they're making bad movies. They're trying to make good movies. They're just really bad at it. So when they spray-paint a NERF gun black and put it in multiple films ...
"NERF? We wish. It's Norf, from China."
They're not trying to give RiffTrax fodder -- they just think NERF looks really, really badass.