Empire International / Full Moon Films

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This page serves as a main hub for all my reviews of Empire International, Full Moon and other Charles Band related films.
As I complete them, this will be updated with links to the reviews.

Compilation films and Full Moon’s softcore movies without any real movie value have been removed from the list.
Release dates are mostly US, but in some cases I went with the earliest release date.

If you have a question or a film to add, feel free to contact me.


Pre-Empire Films

Title Director Release Date
Last Foxtrot In Burbank [LOST] Charles Band XX/XX/1973
Mansion of the Doomed Michael Pataki 10/XX/1976
Crash! Charles Band 01/XX/1977
Cinderella Michael Pataki 05/XX/1977
End of the World John Hayes 08/XX/1977
Laserblast Michael Rae 03/01/1978
Fairy Tales Harry Hurwitz XX/XX/1978
Auditions Harry Hurwitz XX/XX/1978
Tourist Trap David Schmoeller 03/16/1979
The Day Time Ended John ‘Bud’ Cardos 11/XX/1980
Parasite Charles Band 03/12/1982
Metalstorm: The Destruction Of Jared-Syn Charles Band 08/19/1983

Empire International

1983

Title Director Release Date
The Alchemist Charles Band XX/XX/1983

1985

Title Director Release Date
Ragewar AKA The Dungeonmaster Dave Allen, Charles Band, John Carl Buechler, Steven Ford, Peter Manoogian, Ted Nicolaou, Rosemarie Turko 02/XX/1985
Ghoulies Luca Bercovici 03/02/1985
Trancers Charles Band 05/22/1985
White Slave Mario Gariazzo 08/09/1985
Zone Troopers Danny Bilson 10/01/1985
Re-Animator Stuart Gordon 10/18/1985
Underworld AKA Transmutations George Pavlou 11/29/1985

1986

Title Director Release Date
Troll John Carl Buechler 01/17/1986
Eliminators Peter Manoogian 01/31/1986
TerrorVision Ted Nicolaou 02/14/1986
Ghost Warrior J. Larry Carroll 03/XX/1986
Crawlspace David Schmoeller 05/21/1986
Breeders Tim Kincaid 05/XX/1986
From Beyond Stuart Gordon 10/24/1986
Dreamaniac David DeCoteau XX/XX/1986
Vicious Lips Albert Pyun XX/XX/1986

1987

Title Director Release Date
Robot Holocaust Tim Kincaid 01/20/1987
Valet Girls Rafal Zielinski 01/XX/1987
Rawhead Rex George Pavlou 04/17/1987
The Princess Academy Bruce A. Block 04/XX/1987
Psychos in Love Gorman Bechard 05/01/1987
Dolls Stuart Gordon 05/22/1987
Enemy Territory Peter Manoogian 05/22/1987
Necropolis Bruce Hickey 05/XX/1987
The Caller Arthur Allan Seidelman 05/XX/1987
Mutant Hunt Tim Kincaid 06/XX/1987
Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity Ken Dixon 09/18/1987
Galactic Gigolo Gorman Bechard 10/01/1987
Creepozoids David DeCoteau 10/02/1987
Buy & Cell Robert Boris 11/XX/1987

1988

Title Director Release Date
Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama David DeCoteau 01/29/1988
Prison Renny Harlin 03/04/1988
Assault of the Killer Bimbos Anita Rosenberg 05/06/1988
Catacombs
AKA Curse IV: The Ultimate Sacrifice
David Schmoeller 05/14/1988
Transformations Jay Kamen 09/02/1988
Cellar Dweller John Carl Buechler 09/20/1988
Ghoulies II Albert Band 10/05/1988
Ghost Town Richard Governor 11/11/1988
Pulsepounders (Anthology Film) Charles Band Unreleased
The Evil Clergyman
(1/3 of Pulsepounders)
Charles Band 08/11/2012
Trancers: City of Lost Angels
(1/3 of Pulsepounders)
Charles Band 09/06/2013
Ragewar Sequel
(1/3 of Pulsepounders)
Charles Band Unreleased

1989

Title Director Release Date
Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death J.F. Lawton 03/15/1989
Arena Peter Manoogian 03/29/1989
Intruder Scott Spiegel 04/19/1989
Deadly Weapon Michael Miner 08/15/1989
Cemetery High Gorman Bechard 08/30/1989
Dr. Alien David DeCoteau 10/12/1989
The Occultist Tim Kincaid 11/XX/1989

The 1990s

These films remained in limbo after the demise of Empire,
but were eventually released.

Title Director Release Date
Robot Jox Stuart Gordon 11/21/1990
Spellcaster Rafal Zielinski 05/06/1992

Full Moon Pictures
(includes related sub-companies)

1989

Title Director Release Date
Puppet Master (produced by Empire, released by Full Moon) David Schmoeller 10/12/1989

1990

Title Director Release Date
Shadowzone J.S. Cardone 02/22/1990
Meridian Charles Band 04/13/1990
Crash and Burn Charles Band 09/XX/1990

1991

Title Director Release Date
Puppet Master II Dave Allen 02/07/1991
The Pit and the Pendulum Stuart Gordon 05/31/1991
Subspecies Ted Nicolaou 07/18/1991
Trancers II Charles Band 08/22/1991
Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge David DeCoteau 10/17/1991
Dollman Albert Pyun 11/27/1991

1992

Title Director Release Date
Netherworld David Schmoeller 02/06/1992
Demonic Toys Peter Manoogian 03/12/1992
Seedpeople Peter Manoogian 05/28/1992
Bad Channels Ted Nicolaou 06/25/1992
Doctor Mordrid Albert Band & Charles Band 09/24/1992
Trancers III C. Courtney Joyner 10/14/1992

1993

Title Director Release Date
Robot Wars Albert Band 04/28/1993
Bloodstone: Subspecies II Ted Nicolaou 05/26/1993
Prehysteria! Albert Band & Charles Band 06/30/1993
Arcade Albert Pyun 07/20/1993
Mandroid Jack Ersgard 08/18/1993
Remote Ted Nicolaou 09/22/1993
Dollman vs. Demonic Toys Charles Band 10/13/1993
Puppet Master 4 Jeff Burr 11/24/1993
Beach Babes from Beyond David DeCoteau 12/16/1993

1994

Title Director Release Date
Trancers 4 David Nutter 02/02/1994
Bloodlust: Subspecies III Ted Nicolaou 02/16/1994
Invisible: The Chronicles of Benjamin Knight Jack Ersgard 04/20/1994
Shrunken Heads Richard Elfman 05/01/1994
Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000 AKA Virgin Hunters David DeCoteau 07/27/1994
Lurking Fear C. Courtney Joyner 07/27/1994
Dragonworld Ted Nicolaou 07/27/1994
Dark Angel: The Ascent Linda Hassani 08/31/1994
Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter Jeff Burr 09/21/1994
Trancers 5: Sudden Deth David Nutter 11/09/1994
Prehysteria! 2 Albert Band 11/09/1994
Oblivion Sam Irvin 12/14/1994
Beanstalk Michael Davis 12/XX/1994
The Primevals David Allen Unreleased

1995

Title Director Release Date
Pet Shop Hope Perello 03/28/1995
Leapin’ Leprechauns Ted Nicolaou 07/26/1995
Prehysteria! 3 David DeCoteau 09/26/1995
Josh Kirby… Time Warrior: Chapter 1, Planet of the Dino-Knights Ernest D. Farino 10/24/1995
Josh Kirby… Time Warrior: Chapter 2, The Human Pets Frank Arnold 10/31/1995
Castle Freak Stuart Gordon 11/14/1995
Josh Kirby… Time Warrior: Chapter 3, Trapped on Toyworld Frank Arnold 11/21/1995
Josh Kirby… Time Warrior: Chapter 4, Eggs from 70 Million B.C. Mark S. Manos 12/19/1995
Magic Island Sam Irvin 12/19/1995

1996

Title Director Release Date
Oblivion 2: Backlash Sam Irvin 04/02/1996
Josh Kirby… Time Warrior: Chapter 5, Journey to the Magic Cavern Ernest D. Farino 04/16/1996
Zarkorr! the Invader Aaron Osborne 04/30/1996
Josh Kirby… Time Warrior: Chapter 6, Last Battle for the Universe Frank Arnold 05/21/1996
Magic in the Mirror Ted Nicolaou 08/13/1996
Spellbreaker: Secret of the Leprechauns Ted Nicolaou 10/15/1996
Head of the Family Charles Band 11/29/1996
Demon in the Bottle Randall William Cook XX/XX/1996

1997

Title Director Release Date
Magic in the Mirror: Fowl Play Ted Nicolaou 02/11/1997
Vampire Journals Ted Nicolaou 02/25/1997
Mystery Monsters AKA Goobers! Charles Band 07/29/1997
Hideous! Charles Band 08/26/1997
The Creeps Charles Band 12/16/1997
Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard Jeff Burr 12/30/1997
Little Ghost Linda Shayne 12/30/1997
The Midas Touch Peter Manoogian 12/30/1997

1998

Title Director Release Date
The Secret Kingdom
AKA The Tiny Kingdom
David Schmoeller 02/17/1998
Shrieker David DeCoteau 03/03/1998
Curse of the Puppet Master David DeCoteau 05/26/1998
The Shrunken City
AKA Shandar: The Shrunken City
Ted Nicolaou 06/16/1998
Kraa! The Sea Monster Aaron Osborne & Dave Parker 07/07/1998
Clockmaker AKA Timekeeper Christopher Rémy 08/18/1998
Talisman David DeCoteau 08/25/1998
Frankenstein Reborn! David DeCoteau 10/20/1998
The Werewolf Reborn! Jeff Burr 10/20/1998
Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm Ted Nicolaou 12/08/1998

1999

Title Director Release Date
The Killer Eye David DeCoteau 01/18/1999
Teen Knight
AKA Medieval Park
Phil Comeau 01/18/1999
Murdercycle Tom Callaway 02/16/1999
Phantom Town AKA Spooky Town Jeff Burr 02/16/1999
The Excalibur Kid James Head 03/23/1999
Alien Arsenal
AKA Alien Weapons
David DeCoteau 05/18/1999
Teenage Space Vampires AKA Darkness: The Teen Vampire Saga Martin Wood 05/18/1999
Shapeshifter AKA Shifter Cristian Andrei 06/22/1999
Witchouse David DeCoteau 06/22/1999
Aliens in the Wild, Wild West
AKA Timeslingers
George Erschbamer 08/17/1999
The Incredible Genie Alexander Cassini 08/17/1999
Blood Dolls Charles Band 08/31/1999
Totem David DeCoteau 09/28/1999
Teen Sorcery Victoria Muspratt 09/28/1999
Planet Patrol Russ Mazzolla 11/09/1999
Retro Puppet Master David DeCoteau 11/09/1999
Ragdoll Ted Nicolaou 12/21/1999
Mysterious Museum David Schmoeller 12/21/1999
The Boy with the X-Ray Eyes Jeff Burr XX/XX/1999

2000

Title Director Release Date
The Dead Hate the Living! Dave Parker 02/08/2000
The Horrible Dr. Bones Ted Nicolaou 04/25/2000
Sideshow Fred Olen Ray 07/11/2000
Voodoo Academy David DeCoteau 08/01/2000
Prison of the Dead David DeCoteau 08/22/2000
Witchouse 2: Blood Coven J.R. Bookwalter 09/26/2000
Killjoy Craig Ross Jr. 10/24/2000
The Vault James Black 12/13/2000
Task Force 2001 Robert Hayes 12/31/2000

2001

Title Director Release Date
Stitches Benjamin Carr 02/06/2001
Horrorvision Danny Draven 02/13/2001
Train Quest Jeffrey Porter 04/01/2001
Song of the Vampire Denice Duff 06/04/2001
Demonicus Jay Woelfel 07/24/2001
Vengeance of the Dead Don Adams & Harry James Picardi 08/14/2001
Witchouse 3: Demon Fire J.R. Bookwalter 10/16/2001
Micro Mini Kids Bruce McCarthy XX/XX/2001

2002

Title Director Release Date
Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil Tammi Sutton 01/08/2002
Dead & Rotting David P. Barton 02/03/2002
Hell Asylum Danny Draven 04/11/2002
Cryptz Danny Draven 05/05/2002
Trancers 6: Life After Deth Jay Woelfel 07/23/2002
Groom Lake William Shatner 09/21/2002
Deathbed Danny Draven 09/24/2002
Jigsaw Don Adams & Harry James Picardi 10/22/2002
Speck Keith Walley 10/XX/2002
Cut Throat AKA Scared Keith Walley 12/17/2002
Bleed Devin Hamilton & Dennis Petersen 12/24/2002

2003

Title Director Release Date
Deadly Stingers J.R. Bookwalter 03/28/2003
Birth Rite Devin Hamilton 04/22/2003
Delta Delta Die! Devin Hamilton 07/22/2003
Puppet Master: The Legacy Charles Band 12/16/2003

2004

Title Director Release Date
Dr. Moreau’s House of Pain Charles Band 01/13/2004

2005

Title Director Release Date
Decadent Evil Charles Band 06/25/2005
Doll Graveyard Charles Band 10/11/2005
The Gingerdead Man Charles Band 11/08/2005

2006

Title Director Release Date
Petrified Charles Band 09/26/2006
Evil Bong Charles Band 10/31/2006

2007

Title Director Release Date
The Haunted Casino
AKA Dead Man’s Hand
Charles Band 07/03/2007
Decadent Evil II Charles Band 10/01/2007

2008

Title Director Release Date
Dangerous Worry Dolls Charles Band 02/05/2008
Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust Silvia St. Croix 07/04/2008

2009

Title Director Release Date
Evil Bong 2: King Bong Charles Band 07/07/2009
Skull Heads Charles Band 10/06/2009

2010

Title Director Release Date
Demonic Toys 2: Personal Demons William Butler 01/26/2010
Puppet Master: Axis of Evil David DeCoteau 07/27/2010
Killjoy 3: Killjoy’s Revenge John Lechago 12/14/2010

2011

Title Director Release Date
Evil Bong 3-D: The Wrath of Bong Charles Band 04/08/2011
Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver William Butler 09/13/2011
Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt Charles Band 10/18/2011

2012

Title Director Release Date
The Dead Want Women Charles Band 05/01/2012
Zombies vs. Strippers Alex Nicolaou 07/09/2012
Killjoy Goes to Hell John Lechago 09/15/2012
Puppet Master X: Axis Rising Charles Band 10/02/2012
Reel Evil Danny Draven 12/04/2012

2013

Title Director Release Date
Ooga Booga Charles Band 03/12/2013
Unlucky Charms Charles Band 07/22/2013
Gingerdead Man vs. Evil Bong Charles Band 10/29/2013

2014

Title Director Release Date
Trophy Heads Charles Band 06/04/2014

2015

Title Director Release Date
Evil Bong 420 Charles Band 04/20/2015

2016

Title Director Release Date
Evil Bong: High-5! Charles Band 04/20/2016
Killjoy’s Psycho Circus John Lechago 10/30/2016
Ravenwolf Towers Charles Band 12/13/2016

2017

Title Director Release Date
Evil Bong 666 Charles Band 04/20/2017
Puppet Master: Axis Termination Charles Band ??/??/2017

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Related Films

These are movies Empire only distributed, unofficial sequels to Full Moon movies,
non-Full Moon films where Charles Band was an executive producer,
or other stuff somehow related in a small way to Full Moon.

Title Director Release Date
Walking the Edge Norbert Meisel XX/XX/1983
The Curse David Keith 09/11/1987
Grotesque Joe Tornatore 09/09/1988
Curse II: The Bite Frederico Prosperi 06/27/1989
Troll 2 Claudio Fragasso 10/12/1990
Bride of Re-Animator Brian Yuzna 02/22/1991
Curse III: Blood Sacrifice Sean Barton 05/10/1991
Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go To College John Carl Buechler 09/18/1991
Ghoulies IV Jim Wynorski 08/17/1994
Skeletons David DeCoteau 04/25/1997
Bram Stoker’s Legend of the Mummy Jeffrey Obrow 03/30/1998
Ancient Evil: Scream of the Mummy David DeCoteau 06/22/1999
Hollyweird (Documentary on the making of Blood Dolls) Penelope Spheeris XX/XX/1999
The St. Francisville Experiment Ted Nicolaou 12/05/2000
Final Stab David DeCoteau 05/05/2001
The Brotherhood David DeCoteau 09/25/2001
The Brotherhood II: Young Warlocks David DeCoteau 09/25/2001
Beyond Re-Animator Brian Yuzna 04/23/2003
Dark Walker Danny Draven 05/20/2003
Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys Ted Nicolaou 12/18/2004
Ancient Evil 2: Guardian of the Underworld D.W. Kann 04/05/2005
Deadly End
AKA Neighborhood Watch
Graeme Whifler 10/19/2005

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