Amicus Productions

Amicus Productions

Amicus Productions were based at Shepperton Studios, (where, incidentally, Phil Alexander worked for a time as a production assistant), and were active between 1962 and 1977. The company was founded by American producers and screenwriters Milton Subotsky (who had a script for what eventually became “The Curse of Frankenstein” rejected by Hammer) and Max Rosenberg.

Prior to establishing Amicus, its two producers collaborated on the successful horror film “The City of the Dead” (1960). Amicus’s first two films were low-budget musicals for the teenage market, “It’s Trad, Dad!” (1962) and “Just for Fun” (1963). Amicus is best remembered for making a series of portmanteau horror anthologies, inspired by the Ealing Studios film “Dead of Night” (1945).

Amicus’s horror and thriller films were sometimes mistaken for Hammer productions due to their similar visual style and often used the same actors, and crew. Unlike Hammer’s period gothic films, Amicus productions were usually set in the present day.

Films are listed in order they went on general release in the UK. Click on the title to view brief details of each film, and cast/crew members with Hammer Connections.

It’s Trad Dad!

UK Release Date
18th April 1962
BBFC Cert. “U”

Just for Fun

UK Release Date
February 1962
BBFC Cert. “U”

Dr Terror’s House of Horrors

UK Release Date
23rd February 1965
BBFC Cert. “X”

Dr Who and the Daleks

UK Release Date
25th June 1965
BBFC Cert. “U”

The Psychopath

UK Release Date
4th February 1966
BBFC Cert. “X”

Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

UK Release Date
5th August 1966
BBFC Cert. “U”

The Skull

UK Release Date
4th November 1966
BBFC Cert. “X”

The Terrornauts

UK Release Date
February 1967
BBFC Cert. “U”

The Deadly Bees

UK Release Date
April 1967
BBFC Cert. “A”

They Came from Beyond Space

USA Release Date
May 1967
BBFC Cert. “A”

Torture Garden

UK Release Date
10th November 1967
BBFC Cert. “X”

Danger Route

UK Release Date
16th November 1967
BBFC Cert. “A”

A Touch of Love

UK Release Date
September 1969
BBFC Cert. “AA”

Scream and Scream Again

UK Release Date
January 1970
BBFC Cert. “X”

The Mind of Mr Soames

UK Release Date
October 1970
BBFC Cert. “AA”

The House that Dripped Blood

UK Release Date
21st February 1971
BBFC Cert. “X”

The Abominable Dr Phibes

UK Release Date
26th August 1971
BBFC Cert. “X”

I, Monster

UK Release Date
November 1971
BBFC Cert. “X”

Asylum

UK Release Date
6th July 1972
BBFC Cert. “X”

Dr Phibes Rises Again

UK Release Date
September 1972
BBFC Cert. “X”

What Became of Jack and Jill

UK Release Date
24th September 1972
BBFC Cert. “AA”

Tales from the Crypt

UK Release Date
28th September 1972
BBFC Cert. “PG”

The Vault of Horror

USA Release Date
16th March 1973
BBFC Cert. “X”

From Beyond the Grave

UK Release Date
23rd February 1974
BBFC Cert. “X”

The Beast Must Die

UK Release Date
22 April 1974
BBFC Cert. “X”

Madhouse

UK Release Date
November 1974
BBFC Cert. “X”

And Now the Screaming Starts

UK Release Date
14th November 1974
BBFC Cert. “15”

The Land that Time Forgot

UK Release Date
29th November 1974
BBFC Cert. “PG”

At the Earth’s Core

UK Release Date
15th July 1976
BBFC Cert. “A”

The People that Time Forgot

USA Release Date
6th July 1977
BBFC Cert. “U”