Amicus Makes Genre Comeback With ‘In The Grip Of Terror’

by Thomas Tuna

What’s old is new again.

Amicus Productions–a British horror label that was active back in the ’60s and ’70s–is returning to the genre with the anthology film In the Grip of Terror, according to Variety.

The studio had been best known for such horror anthologies as Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965), The House That Dripped Blood (1971), Tales from the Crypt (1972), Vault of Horror (1973) and From Beyond the Grave (1974). Horror luminaries Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Herbert Lom were among the stars featured in the films.

In the Grip of Terror–which will draw from several of the studio’s past successes–will feature four tales inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft and Ambrose Bierce. The cast includes Laurence R. Harvey (Human Centipede II), Megan Tremethick (Ghost Crew), Jonathan Hansler (The Devil’s Machine) and Michael Daviot (Revenge of Innsmouth).

The Amicus revival is led by studio president Lawrie Brewster and writer/producer Sarah Daly. Brewster will serve as lead director of In the Grip of Terror, with additional directors likely to join the project.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on In the Grip of Terror.


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