Amicus Horror/Thrillers

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1. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)

Unrated | 98 min | Horror

Aboard a British train, mysterious fortune teller Dr. Schreck uses tarot cards to read the futures of five fellow passengers.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Neil McCallum, Ursula Howells

Votes: 4,709

Segments: 1 -Werewolf: Architect travels to Scotland to refurbish old mansion; 2- Creeping Vine - name says it all 3 - Voodoo: jazz musician steals a tune from a voodoo session when visiting the West Indies; 4 - Disembodied Hand: painter suffers the consequences of an arts critic nasty criticism; 5 -Vampire - on returning to their home in the US, couple realises there is a vampire on the loose.

2. Torture Garden (1967)

Not Rated | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror

An anthology of four short horror stories about people who visit Dr. Diabolo's fairground haunted-house attraction show.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Jack Palance, Burgess Meredith, Beverly Adams, Peter Cushing

Votes: 2,224

Segments: 1 - "Enoch": greedy heir falls prey to his uncle's cat's revenge; 2 - "Terror Over Hollywood": actress discovers her co-stars are androids; 3 - "Mr. Steinway" : a possessed piano takes revenge on its owner's new girlfriend; 4 - "The Man Who Collected Poe": two obsessed Poe collectors clash against each other's compulsive behaviour;

3. The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

GP | 102 min | Horror

55 Metascore

An anthology of four horror stories revolving around a mysterious rental house in the U.K.

Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: John Bryans, John Bennett, John Malcolm, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 4,740

1 - "Method For Murder": Horror hack writer sees one of his characters spring to life; 2 - "Waxworks": Two friends become obsessed with a female wax model; 3 - "Sweets to the Sweet": A private tutor abhors the way her client treats his daughter; 4 - "The Cloak": in search of the perfect prop, fussy actor ends up buying a real vampire's cloack.

4. Tales from the Crypt (1972)

PG | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Five strangers get lost in a crypt and, after meeting the mysterious Crypt Keeper (Sir Ralph Richardson), receive visions of how they will die.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Ralph Richardson, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 9,034

1) "… And All Through the House" - after killing her husband on Christmas eve, a wife receives a visit of a rather nasty Santa; 2) "Reflection of Death": after waking up from a car crash with his lover, man returns home to find out things are not quite the same as before; 3) "Poetic Justice": Snobbish neigbours' campaign to tarnish a binman's reputation has its payback in an unexpected way; 4) "Wish You Were Here": very 'The Monkey's Paw' like tale of a couple whom, upon stumbling upon a chinese figurine that grants their wishes, learn of their nasty side-effects; 5) "Blind Alleys": A tyrant director to a blinds' home learns their vengeace can be very ingenuous indeed.

5. Asylum (I) (1972)

PG | 88 min | Horror

In order to secure a job at a mental institution, a young psychiatrist must interview four patients inside the asylum.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Barbara Parkins, Richard Todd, Sylvia Syms, Peter Cushing

Votes: 5,445

1) "Frozen Fear": husband and lover kill wife with dire consequences; 2) "The Weird Taylor": poverty-striken taylor takes in a strange order; 3) "Lucy Comes To Stay": brother takes sister from asylum just to find out she still interacts with imaginary friend; 4) "Mannikins of Horror": apparenlty-live automaton carries out his master's nasty desires.

6. The Vault of Horror (1973)

R | 87 min | Horror

An anthology of five horror stories shared by five men trapped in the basement of an office building.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Terry-Thomas, Tom Baker, Daniel Massey

Votes: 4,490

1) "Midnight Mess": greedy brother visits his sister's odd village with the intention of killing her and become the sole heir of their impeding inheritance; 2) "The Neat Job": Obsessively neat bachelor marries younger wife to find out she can't quite fit in into his peculiar household requirements; 3) "This Trick’ll Kill You": magician tries to steal trick while visiting India; 4) "Bargain in Death": planning to con life insurance man is buried alive and betrayed by his friend; 5) "Drawn and Quartered": by ways of voodoo, expat living in Haiti have his work mimicking whatever damage is done to them.

7. From Beyond the Grave (1974)

PG | 97 min | Fantasy, Horror

An anthology of four short horror stories revolving around a British antique shop and its mysterious owner.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Peter Cushing, Ian Bannen, Ian Carmichael, Diana Dors

Votes: 3,511

1) "The Gatecrasher": an entity in ancient mirror orders its newest owner to "feed" him. 2) "An Act of Kindness": passing as a war veteran, unhappy husband gets involved with quirk family consisting of real veteran father and his odd-ball daughter; 3) "The Elemental": wacky clairvoyant helps pompous business man get rid of an evil entity who's attached itself to his shoulder; 4) "The Door": Young couple buys ancient door that leads into a mysterious old blue room where its old long-deceased proprietor expects to collect souls for his own diabolic plans.

8. The City of the Dead (1960)

PG-13 | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A young college student arrives in a sleepy Massachusetts town to research witchcraft; during her stay at an eerie inn, she discovers a startling secret about the town and its inhabitants.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Patricia Jessel, Dennis Lotis, Christopher Lee, Tom Naylor

Votes: 5,575

Released on Blu-Ray in USA, UK & Germany

9. Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

Not Rated | 82 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

An eccentric inventor and his companions travel in his TARDIS to the Planet Skaro and battle the evil menace of the Daleks.

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie Linden, Roberta Tovey

Votes: 3,529

Released on Blu-Ray in UK

10. The Skull (1965)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

A collector comes into possession of the skull of the Marquis de Sade and learns it is possessed by an evil spirit.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Peter Cushing, Patrick Wymark, Jill Bennett, Nigel Green

Votes: 2,249

Released on Blu-Ray in USA (Region Code free) & UK

11. Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966)

Not Rated | 84 min | Family, Sci-Fi

The Daleks' fiendish plot in 2150 against Earth and its people is foiled when Dr. Who and friends arrive from the 20th century and figure it out.

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, Ray Brooks, Andrew Keir

Votes: 2,992

Released on Blu-Ray in UK

12. The Psychopath (1966)

82 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

Four men who were involved in the investigation of a German millionaire at the end of World War II are found murdered with tiny dolls left next to their corpses.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Patrick Wymark, Margaret Johnston, John Standing, Alexander Knox

Votes: 678

Released on Blu-Ray in USA

13. The Deadly Bees (1966)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Trouble strikes when an exhausted pop singer, sent on a vacation to a farm, realizes that the farm's owner grows deadly bees.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Suzanna Leigh, Frank Finlay, Guy Doleman, Catherine Finn

Votes: 1,641

Released on Blu-Ray in USA

14. They Came from Beyond Space (1967)

Unrated | 85 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Scientists investigating an unusual meteor shower in a rural field are possessed by an alien force bent on an ulterior purpose.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne, Zia Mohyeddin, Bernard Kay

Votes: 1,281

15. The Terrornauts (1967)

75 min | Sci-Fi

A group of scientists are kidnapped and taken into outer space aboard a saucer.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Simon Oates, Zena Marshall, Charles Hawtrey, Patricia Hayes

Votes: 362

16. The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A man who has been in a coma since infancy is awakened.

Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Terence Stamp, Robert Vaughn, Nigel Davenport, Christian Roberts

Votes: 633

Released on Blu-Ray in UK

17. I, Monster (1971)

PG | 75 min | Horror

In the Nineteenth Century, in London, the psychologist Charles Marlowe researches a new drug capable to release inhibitions and uses his patients as guinea pigs. He discusses the principles... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Weeks | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Mike Raven, Richard Hurndall

Votes: 1,116

18. What Became of Jack and Jill? (1972)

PG | 93 min | Horror

In order to collect inheritance money, a slacker tries to induce a heart attack in his invalid grandmother by convincing her that she's become the target of youth supremacists who want to enact a genocide on the elderly.

Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Vanessa Howard, Mona Washbourne, Paul Nicholas, George Benson

Votes: 121

not released on DVD or Blu-Ray (worldwide)

19. And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)

R | 91 min | Horror

England, 1795: the young Catherine has just married Charles Fengriffen and moves into his castle. She becomes the victim of an old curse that lays on the family. On her wedding night she is raped by a ghost and gets pregnant.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Patrick Magee, Stephanie Beacham

Votes: 1,953

Released in USA (only in the Boxset "The Amicus Collection")

20. The Beast Must Die (1974)

PG | 93 min | Horror, Mystery

Eight people have been invited to an island estate for the weekend. One of them is a werewolf. Can you guess which one?

Director: Paul Annett | Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing, Marlene Clark, Charles Gray

Votes: 2,541

Released in USA (only in the Boxset "The Amicus Collection")

21. Madhouse (1974)

PG | 89 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A horror movie star returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.

Director: Jim Clark | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry, Adrienne Corri

Votes: 3,163

Released on Blu-Ray in USA

22. The Land That Time Forgot (1974)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Fantasy

50 Metascore

During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Doug McClure, John McEnery, Susan Penhaligon, Keith Barron

Votes: 5,158

Released on Blu-Ray in USA & Germany

23. At the Earth's Core (1976)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A Victorian era scientist and his assistant take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine and end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro, Cy Grant

Votes: 3,956

Released on Blu-Ray in USA, German Blu-Ray Release: 9th November 2018

24. The People That Time Forgot (1977)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

In 1919, a British expedition in the Antarctica region is searching for a lost American explorer and finds a hidden prehistoric world instead.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Patrick Wayne, Doug McClure, Sarah Douglas, Dana Gillespie

Votes: 2,552

Released on Blu-Ray in USA & Germany

25. The Monster Club (1981)

Unrated | 104 min | Comedy, Horror

A writer of horror stories is invited to a "monster club" by a mysterious old gentleman. There, three gruesome stories are told to him; between each story some musicians play their songs.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Vincent Price, John Carradine, Anthony Steel, Roger Sloman

Votes: 2,707

Released on Blu-Ray in USA, UK & France

26. Danger Route (1967)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

During the Cold War, a British secret agent is ordered to kill a Soviet-bloc defector held by the CIA in England but this straightforward mission turns into a convoluted plot involving double-agents.

Director: Seth Holt | Stars: Richard Johnson, Carol Lynley, Barbara Bouchet, Sylvia Syms

Votes: 236

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