Movie geeks and horror films go hand and hand like peanut butter and jelly or “Laverne and Shirley.” It has been through the patronage of legions of geeks and nerds that movie franchises like “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Halloween” have gone on to secure more than just a passing cult following.
With an eye on Patrick Mahony’s horror film loving nerd nation, Empire Films has just announced the future release of a limited edition of its great horror films from the 1980s. A majority of these cult classics were notably horrible films that scared the bejesus out of people in theaters all over the world.
Empire Pictures was responsible for turning out some of the most gruesome slasher films in history. One after another, these films delighted geeks and nerds who had nothing better to do on a Saturday night except head out to the movies on a dark and dreary night.
This new limited collection includes 18 1980s horror films on 14 Blue-ray discs and one movie on CD. The package also includes a 24-page booklet that discusses Empire Pictures, it’s founder and director, Charles Band, and tidbits of information on the studio’s films.
The list of movies contained in the package includes Metalstorm (regular and 3D versions), The Dungeonmaster, Ghoulies, Trancers, Eliminators, Crawlspace, From Beyond, Terrorvision, Troll, Dolls, Prison, Cellar Dweller, Catacombs, Ghost Town, Ghoulies 2, Robot Jox, and Arena (DVD). Each film has been digitally mastered for high definition.
The release date will be April 28 on the website “Full Moon Direct.” Reservations can now be made online. There will be only 600 copies released, all of which will be signed by Mr. Band. For hardcore horror film fans who encounter a Full Moon display at upcoming conventions, reservations will also be accepted through the company’s convention kiosks.