Tuesday, 1 March 2016


Once in a while a book or documentary arrives that sets a new bench mark. This can easily be said about Donald Fearney's latest release, AMICUS : THE VAULT OF HORROR dvd. In recent years, we have seen two Amicus documentaries, both fell at the post, either through pretty poor production values or more than a little sparse in their materials. With a duration of 146 minutes, Fearney uses every minute of this time, to tell the full story of the only real competition to the prolific Hammer films, during their reign of terror, from the early 1960's until the late 70's. It would have been all too easy to have covered the main stream and more popular titles, the portmanteau films, the two Dr Who films and even the buzzingly awful 'The Deadly Bees' from 1966  or the cash strapped, 'The Terrornauts' (1967). But, Fearney really set himself a task in covering EVERY film. From 'The Birthday Party' until the parting if the ways with 'At The Earth's Core' in 1976.

Celebrating the legendary partnership of Milton Subotsky and Max J. Rosenberg and their production company, ‪#‎amicusproductions‬, who along with ‪#‎Hammerfilms‬ dominated the horror film genre between the 1960's and 1970's.

Prominent for producing many portmanteau films such as, ‪#‎drterrorshouseofhorrors‬ ‪#‎talesfromthecrypt‬ and ‪#‎frombeyondthegrave‬ , Subotsky and Rosenberg also produced two ‪#‎doctorwho‬ film, a couple of low budget sci-fi movies, the psychological thriller ‪#‎thepsychopath‬ and three movies based on the ‪#‎edgarriceburroughs‬ stories.

#‎amicus‬ like #hammerfilms were appealing to top actors, writers, producers and directors who gave the films a seal of quality. The films also featured actors like ‪#‎petercushing‬ ‪#‎christopherlee‬ ‪#‎davidwarner‬ ‪#‎vincentprice‬ and many other established names and faces from the world of film and television. Narrated by ‪#‎royhudd‬ and featuring new interviews, rare footage and packed with rare production stills and publicity materials, this is a ‪#‎horrorfilm‬ enthusiast dream ticket! So, sit down, turn down the lights and prepare to witness, Amicus : Vault of Horrors.

DVD Running time : 146 minutes
Region Free / 0

DVD includes never before seen interview footage of producer Milton Subotsky, from the ‪#‎petercushingappreciationsociety‬ archive.

FGS Productions presents AMICUS VAULT OF HORRORS Narrated by Roy Hudd : Milton Subostky : David Warner Linda Hayden : Edward de Suza : John Carson : Paul Stockwell : Simon Greetham : Simon Flynn John Hamilton : Amy Hamilton : Music Scott Benzie : Cameraman David Read : Editor Jim Groom Narration Script John Hamilton : Produced and Directed by Donald Fearney.

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