Amicus Horror is a dedicated organisation celebrating the rich history and bright future of horror cinema, with a special focus on classics.
This focus shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that Amicus Horror is connected with Amicus Productions, the classic British Horror Studio that was recently revived.
Originally founded by Milton Subotsky and Max Rosenberg in 1963, the studio has left an indelible mark on the horror genre.
Amicus emerged as a legendary film studio renowned for classic horror films, notably those featuring the iconic Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Memorable titles include ‘Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors’ (1965) and ‘Asylum’ (1972).
While Amicus films were occasionally mistaken for those of its rival, Hammer, what set Amicus apart was its unique emphasis on the portmanteau, or ‘anthology’ horror film format.
Additionally, Amicus gained acclaim for actively collaborating with Robert Bloch and for adapting EC horror comics.
From this synergy sprang timeless classics like ‘Tales from the Crypt’ (1972) and ‘The Vault of Horror’ (1973). These films became cornerstones of the horror genre, solidifying Amicus’s stature as a pioneer of spine-tingling storytelling.
Amicus Horror aims to celebrate this legacy, fostering the continued evolution of horror cinema through news, features, reviews, editorials, and interviews.