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February 2, 2021 50 min

On this episode of The FilmJerk Podcast, we complete our three-part miniseries on the 80s movie production and distribution company, Empire Pictures, discussing dozens of films they announced at one time but never ended making.

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Since none of these movies were actually made, the dates listed are the years the films were first announced, along with the intended director of said film, when one was assigned at the time of announcement. In a few cases, there'll be multiple years, titles and/or directors listed, as some projects would change  between the two announcement dates:

AlterEgo (1985, no director announced/1986, Peter Manoogian) Apparatus (1986, Larry Cohen) Arsenal (1985, no director announced) Barbarian Women (1986, no director announced) Battlebots (1986, Michael Miner/retitled Murdercycle in 1987) Berserker (1986, Stuart Gordon) Bimbo Barbeque (1988, Anita Rosenberg) Bloodless (1987, no director listed) Bloody Bess (1986, Stuart Gordon)

Barbara Crampton in test shots for the unmade Stuart Gordon film Bloody Bess.

 

The Bottled City of Shandar (1986, no director listed) Cassex (1985, no director listed) The Colony (1987, no director listed) Congo (1986, no director listed) Crimelord (1985, no director listed) Creepozoids 2 (1988, David DeCoteau) Decapitron (1986, Peter Manoogian) The Dirty Filthy Slime (1988, no director listed) Doctor Mortalis (1986, no director listed) Dolls 2 (1988, Stuart Gordon) Dream Invaders (1987, no director listed) Dreams in the Witchhouse (1987, Stuart Gordon) Entangled (1987, no director listed) Fiends (1987, no director listed) Floater (1988, Tobe Hooper) Home of the Stars (1988, Albert Band) Hotel Dick (1988, no director listed) Huntress (1987, David Schmoeller) I Eat Cannibals (1986, Ted Nicolaou) InHuman (1986, no director listed) Intruder (1987, Tobe Hooper) Journeys Through the Dark Zone (1984, Charles Band/1986, Danny Bilson) L.A.B.C. (1986, George Kerrigan) Leatherbabies (1983, James Davidson) Lurking Fear (1986, Stuart Gordon) Mindmaster (1986, no director listed) Mirrorworlds (1987, no director listed) Pand Evil (1987, Gorman Bechard) Parasite 2 in 3D (1983, Charles Band) The Primevals (1985, David Allen and Charles Band) Shackled (1984, Charles Band [as Robert Amante]) The Shadow over Innsmouth (1985, Stuart Gordon) Shadows and Whispers (1987, David Schmoeller) Show No Mercy (1986, Peter Manoogian) Sly Fox (1987, Arthur Penn) Space Sluts in the Slammer (1987, no director listed) Subterraneans (1987, no director listed) Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000 (1987, no director listed) Tomb (1986, Robert Clark) Vulcana (1986, no director listed)

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