The Empire of Corpses
Ryotaro Makihara, 2015 (120m)
In 19th century London, the development of a technology called “corpse reanimation” allows for the creation of dead servants who perform basic physical labour for humans. Young medical student John Watson has become obsessed with replicating Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s work from over a century ago. The legendary corpse engineer produced the only re-animated corpse to possess a soul and Watson wants to use Victor’s research to bring his recently deceased friend back to life. But when Watson’s illegal experiments come to the attention of the UK government’s secret society, the Walsingham Institution, he is recruited by them to search for Frankenstein’s private papers and ensure that they don't fall into the wrong hands.