‘In the Grip of Terror’ Reaches Initial Kickstarter Goal In Under 24 Hours

Megan Tremethick wearing white in In the Grip of Terror
Amicus Productions/Lawrie Brewster

The resurrection of Amicus Productions is off to a brilliant start. In the Grip of Terror reached its £60,000 funding goal in under 24 hours, and that’s all thanks to everyone who contributed to and shared our ambitious Kickstarter campaign. This means that Amicus is guaranteed to make its first film in over 40 years, and we all get to be a part of it.

Of course, our crusade to re-establish Amicus as a force in the world of independent filmmaking doesn’t stop here. All proceeds donated to the In the Grip of Terror Kickstarter campaign will go towards making a great horror film AND boosting our studio’s infrastructure. This isn’t a one-off homage to the golden age of British horror — our goal is to fully resurrect Amicus Productions and spearhead a new golden age. To build upon what Milton Subotsky and Max Rosenberg started all those years ago. So, please keep spreading the word about our film and plans for the studio.

This is a new era for Amicus Productions, albeit one that will honour the studio’s rich heritage. Horror fans can expect atmospheric chillers that boast practical effects, strong writing, and an affinity for Gothic horror, similar to Asylum, Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors, and From Beyond the Grave. In the Grip of Terror also continues Amicus’ rich tradition of producing portmanteau films, and our latest delves into four tales of medical horror lifted straight from the pages of H.P. Lovecraft, E.F. Benson, and Ambrose Bierce.

For more updates on the project, please consider joining the Amicus Productions Facebook group and following our X, formerly known as Twitter, account. Our president, Lawrie Brewster, will keep you posted on all of the developments and plans for our independent British horror studio as they materialise. On top of that, you’ll be able to connect with like-minded fans who share a passion for the golden age of British horror.