Amicus tales from the crypt

#1 by Paul Browning , Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:31 am

JUST WATCHED THIS ON THE HORROR CHANNEL 70 ON FREEVIEW, WAS THERE ANY OF THE AMICUS FILMS DONE ON 8MM, I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANY PERSONALY, BUT THAT
DON'T MEAN NOTHING IN FILM LAND, AS THE BOOTLEGS JUST KEEP TURNING UP. I KNOW THEY WERE ONLY A TWO MAN OUTFIT, BUT THEY'RE OUTPUT WAS SOME GREAT
LITTLE MOVIES, COMPETEING AGAINST THE LIKES OF HAMMER AND INSPIRED BY NO DOUBT WAS INSPIRATIONAL.


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RE: Amicus tales from the crypt

#2 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:34 am

Paul,
I too am a big fan of Amicus films."Torture Garden" to this day still remains as one of my favorite horror anthology films of all times.I too would be curious if any of their movies were released on the 8mm market.



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RE: Amicus tales from the crypt

#3 by Paul Browning , Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:49 am

Hi Douglas, I think asylum, is my favourite, with Peter Cushing trying to bring his son back to life with his magic suit, Herbert lom's surreal robots with real life organs, just
great horror hokum, there is a book on there films, which I've yet to read in between watching my movies of course.


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RE: Amicus tales from the crypt

#4 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:51 am

Yes there was a couple of releases, "City of the Dead", while made by Vulcan Films, was bought up by Max Rosenberg and released
under the Amicus banner,their first horror film.Apart from being a standard 8mm release, it was released in the USA as Horror Hotel" on super 8, "Dr Terror's House of Horrors" was in one of the distributors hire catalogues, Derann had a few copies for sale
in their shop, but I think they were imported and not top quality, although it wouldn't have stopped me.



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RE: Amicus tales from the crypt

#5 by Paul Browning , Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:59 am

Dr terror, oh yes Hugh, another great little movie, with the late roy castle and Kenny lynch in the voodoo monologue, thanks Hugh, you have the knowledge, you should be on the
chase, ha ha. I suppose at the time Derann went with the more well known hammer stuff, but I think these would have been as popular, what a pity the radar did not pick them up.


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RE: Amicus tales from the crypt

#6 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:04 am

Asylum! Oh that was a good one! All the stories in that are good but I think the Herbert Lom one had the highest creepy factor.I may be in the minority here but I preferred the Amicus output over Hammer Films. Of course I have a weakness for good anthology movies in general.Thank you for the heads up about the book.



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#7 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:24 am

Thanks for those kind words Paul, undeserved though. If you want to get under the skin of Amicus Films, all the infighting etc,
then the issue dedicated to the studio, issue #20 of "LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS", lifts the lid on it all, written by Phil Nutman,
it is the best thing done on this subject, still available. There are some good books out there too, I still have my copy of Alan Bryce's tome and a Double Disc unmentionable full of interviews and revelations of dirty goings on, "AMICUS VAULT OF HORROR", After reading and listening to what actually happened, I have a thorough dislike for John Dark.



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RE: Amicus tales from the crypt

#8 by Steve Carter ( deleted ) , Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:14 pm

It has to be Asylum with Geoffrey Bayldon & Robert Powell, what was the one with Chris Lee on that train travelling through Eastern Europe was it Horror Express or something?.


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#9 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:18 pm

That film would be "Horror Express" Steve, where Peter Cushing delivered the immortal line to a police inspector when he made
the suggestion that Chris or Peter could be the monster aboard, "Monsters! Monsters! We're BRITISH!!! It also starred Telly Savalas.



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RE: Amicus tales from the crypt

#10 by Paul Browning , Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:18 pm

I know the one Steve, just carn't think of the name, its cushing reading the cards, Roy castle's in it too.


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#11 by Steve Carter ( deleted ) , Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:20 pm

That's it Hugh, Horror Express, Telly Savalas, was he some Russian officer or something.


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#12 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:20 pm

That would be "Dr Terror's House of Horrors", Paul, pops up now and again on16mm.



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#13 by Steve Carter ( deleted ) , Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:22 pm

What about The House That Dripped Blood, is that the one where potential buyers are shown around the old house and told stories of previous owners?.


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RE: Amicus tales from the crypt

#14 by Paul Browning , Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:23 pm

Love that film, Hugh, good old horror hokum love it.


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#15 by Steve Carter ( deleted ) , Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:27 pm

I know it's not Amicus and not even from that era, but have you ever seen that film on the Horror Channel 'Tony the London Serial Killer', what a nut job, and that hair cut's enough to send you around the bend and back.


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#16 by Paul Browning , Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:29 pm

OH YES STEVE, SOME GOOD LITTLE STORIES, NEVER GET TIRED OF WATCHING THEM, SOME FAMOUS BRITISH ACTORS AND INTERNATIONAL ACTORS WERE IN THEM TOO,
BECAUSE OF THE SHORT LENGTH, KURT GURGENS WAS IN ONE OF THEM, HE SOON GOT THE CHOP THOUGH.


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RE: Amicus tales from the crypt

#17 by Steve Carter ( deleted ) , Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:41 pm

Well over the next couple of weeks Quatermass and the Pit, Dracula Prince of Darkness, The gorgeous Twins of Evil and To the Devil a Daughter starring Richard Widmark are airing on the Horror Channel.


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#18 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:44 pm

"Vault of Horror" was Curt Jurgens episode concerning the Indian rope trick.



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#19 by Paul Browning , Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:49 pm

Thank for that Steve, the reptiles on now


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