The infamous Amicus Productions will be rising from the grave thanks to the team led by Lawrie Brewster, head honcho of Hex Media. The crowdfunder has already gone down gangbusters on Kickstarter (with well over half the initial target reached within hours of launching), and the hopes of resurrecting the classic horror name look assured. However, it’s not just the name that will be back; it will be the charm of features such as Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror, brought up to date with a modern aesthetic.

The first film under the Amicus banner will be, appropriately, an anthology entitled In the Grip of Terror. You can check out details of the twisted stories – based on tales from the likes of H.P. Lovecraft and Ambrose Bierce – that will make up the movie on the movie’s Kickstarter page.

The team behind the project explained the rebirth of Amicus Productions, “We’re working in collaboration with Milton Subotsky’s sons Sergei and Dmitri and the Subotsky family on our project, which boasts a passionate team of genre horror filmmakers. Some of these team members may already be familiar to you from our past Kickstarter campaigns. Notably, we have Lawrie Brewster and Sarah Daly from Hex Studios, who are celebrated for their works such as ‘Lord of Tears’ and ‘The Unkindness of Ravens’. These films, among their numerous other indie hits, have received wide acclaim for their distinctive retro aesthetic.”

“Our filmmaking team is also dedicating countless hours to create the sets, props, and practical effects that will feature in ‘The Grip of Terror’. This includes everything from a hospital wing to a complex and intriguing laboratory!”

The Kickstarter campaign runs for 30 days and has plenty of fantastic rewards available for backers, with stretch goals no doubt a surety. Get involved by heading to

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