No, this doesn’t have anything to do with the new Star Wars movies. But it is about another Empire. Empire Pictures, a low budget studio back in the 80s that delivered the goods when it came to low budget and damn entertaining films. Many of these were enjoyed by people my age, when video stores were all over the place. Empire Pictures was a name that you could trust to give you something you probably haven’t seen before, with some wild imagination, crazy special effects, and so much more. Titles like Trancers, Re-Animator, Crawlspace, From Beyond, Trolls, Ghoulies, and so man more.
Well now, documentary filmmaker Daniel Griffith wants to tell the tale of this small independent studio and how they made so many memorable titles in their brief run. With tons of interviews with the people that worked on these titles, Griffith is going to deliver the goods, just like he always does. Just check out the incredible documentary he did for Scream Factory’s release of From a Whisper to a Scream, tons of stuff on the MST3K sets, some great pieces on Hammer studios for Synapse’s releases, and so many more. But he needs your help and has started a Kickstarter fund to get this made.
Still not intrigued? Then click HERE and check out the video clip posted on the Kickstarter page. Just give is a few minutes of your time and see if you can’t pick out more than a few titles you’ve probably enjoyed over the years. Now you sure you wouldn’t want to see this documentary come to life? Every little bit helps.