Review Amicus Productions!

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    oWhile we are waiting for Universal's DARK UNIVERSE to... well, to do anything.... your thoughts on - and memories of - the films of AMICUS, one of Hammer Studios' main rival back in the day.....



     
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    I love, love, love the short portmanteau horror films that this company put out! :emoji_alien:
     
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    I have these nice dvd collections of AMICUS and TIGON....


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    650c4487c7fa15ebc8703dd897c7dcd8--horror-books-cover-art.jpg Asylum by William Johnston. Bantam 1972 Paperback. Cover art by Lou Feck 1aa.jpg download.jpg dr-terrors-house-of-horrrors-pan-paperback.jpg madhousesphere.jpg screamandscreamagain5rn.jpg talescrypt.jpg The Vault of Horror by Jack Oleck. Bantam 1973 Paperback. Cover art by Lou Feck 1aa.jpg
     
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    Updated edition of a book......


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    In 1965, the newly-formed Amicus Productions of filmmaking duo Max J Rosenberg and Milton Subotsky burst onto the British fantasy scene with Dr Terror’s House of Horrors, an anthology film featuring five tales of suspense and the supernatural. The success of Dr Terror encouraged the partners to produce more of the same and in the years that followed, Torture Garden, The House That Dripped Blood, Tales From the Crypt and others forever associated the name of Amicus with the anthology horror film.The Amicus Anthology is an in-depth look at a body of films which were unique in the annals of fantasy cinema and featured not only the talents of horror icons Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee but those of dozens of the most famous names on the British screen in the 1960s and ’70s.
     
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    I remember seeing this set about fifteen years ago and never realised it would be such a collectors item! Wish now that I'd bought it!
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    And let us not forget that it was Amicus that first thought of doing an updated version of Frankenstein in the fifties and botched the deal leaving Hammer to move in and sign the deal and give us over twenty years of great horror films!
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    I didn't know that. Amicus, you numbskulls! :emoji_head_bandage:
     
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    If they had of done it then Hammer might have died out after doing a third Quatermass movie in 1960 and it sinking big time!
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