Hammer's Rivals

Amicus Productions

Films are presented in order of their general release in the UK. Click on the title to view full details of each film

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.

September 1960
The City of the Dead
September 1960
The City of the Dead

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

18th April 1962
It's Trad Dad
18th April 1962
It's Trad Dad

Comedy, Musical

February 1962
Just for Fun
February 1962
Just for Fun

Comedy Musical

23rd February 1965
Dr Terror's House of Horrors
23rd February 1965
Dr Terror's House of Horrors

Horror

25th June 1965
Dr Who and the Daleks
25th June 1965
Dr Who and the Daleks

Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

4th February 1966
The Psychopath
4th February 1966
The Psychopath

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5th August 1966
Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.
5th August 1966
Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

4th November 1966
The Skull
4th November 1966
The Skull

Horror, Thriller

February 1967
The Terrornauts
February 1967
The Terrornauts

Mystery, Sci-fi

April 1967
The Deadly Bees
April 1967
The Deadly Bees

Drama, Horror, Mystery

May 1967
They Came from Beyond Space
May 1967
They Came from Beyond Space

Adventure, Sci-fi

10th November 1967
Torture Garden
10th November 1967
Torture Garden

Fantasy, Horror

16th November 1967
Danger Route
16th November 1967
Danger Route

Action, Drama, Thriller

September 1969
A Touch of Love
September 1969
A Touch of Love

Drama

January 1970
Scream and Scream Again
January 1970
Scream and Scream Again

Crime, Drama, Horror

October 1970
The Mind of Mr Soames
October 1970
The Mind of Mr Soames

Drama, Sci-fi

21st February 1971
The House that Dripped Blood
21st February 1971
The House that Dripped Blood

Drama, Fantasy, Horror

26th August 1971
The Abominable Dr Phibes
26th August 1971
The Abominable Dr Phibes

Comedy, Horror

November 1971
I, Monster
November 1971
I, Monster

Horror

6th July 1972
Asylum
6th July 1972
Asylum

Horror

September 1972
Dr Phibes Rises Again
September 1972
Dr Phibes Rises Again

Comedy, Horror

24th September 1972
What Became of Jack and Jill
24th September 1972
What Became of Jack and Jill

Horror

28th September 1972
Tales from the Crypt
28th September 1972
Tales from the Crypt

Drama, Horror, Mystery

16th March 1973
The Vault of Horror
16th March 1973
The Vault of Horror

Horror

23rd February 1974
From Beyond the Grave
23rd February 1974
From Beyond the Grave

Drama, Fantasy, Horror

22nd April 1974
The Beast Must Die
22nd April 1974
The Beast Must Die

Horror, Mystery

November 1974
Madhouse
November 1974
Madhouse

Crime, Horror, Mystery

14th November 1974
And Now the Screaming Starts
14th November 1974
And Now the Screaming Starts

Horror

29th November 1974
The Land that Time Forgot
29th November 1974
The Land that Time Forgot

Adventure, Fantasy

15th July 1976
At the Earth's Core
15th July 1976
At the Earth's Core

Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

6th July 1977
The People that Time Forgot
6th July 1977
The People that Time Forgot

Adventure, Sci-fi

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