Milton Subotsky

Producer, Screenwriter, Director
Subotsky served in the Signal Corps during WWII, returning to begin his career as a writer/producer during the "Golden Age" of live TV. He graduated to feature films with "Rock, Rock, Rock" (1956), for which he composed ... Read more »
Born: 09/26/1921 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (21)

Stephen King's Sometimes They Come Back 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Maximum Overdrive 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stephen King's Cat's Eye 1985 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

The Martian Chronicles 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Producer

The Monster Club 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dominique 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Beast Must Die 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Land That Time Forgot 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

And Now the Screaming Starts 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Vault of Horror 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Asylum 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tales From The Crypt 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

What Became of Jack and Jill? 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

Scream and Scream Again 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

The House That Dripped Blood 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Mind of Mr. Soames 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Birthday Party 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

Danger Route 1966 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Skull 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last Mile 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Martian Chronicles (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (5)

At the Earth's Core 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Vault of Horror 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tales From The Crypt 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Skull 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Last Mile 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Subotsky served in the Signal Corps during WWII, returning to begin his career as a writer/producer during the "Golden Age" of live TV. He graduated to feature films with "Rock, Rock, Rock" (1956), for which he composed nine songs as well as serving as producer along with his partner, Max J. Rosenberg. They followed up with another rock quickie, "Jamboree" (1957), and "The Last Mile" (1959), a prison movie starring Mickey Rooney.

In 1960 Subotsky moved to England, where he produced his first horror film, "Horror Hotel" (1960; a.k.a. "City of the Dead"), and Richard Lester's debut feature, "It's Trad, Dad" (1962). In 1964 Subotsky and Rosenberg started Amicus Productions and made "Dr. Terror's House of Horrors" (1965), the first of many horror/fantasy/sci-fi outings, several of which would draw on the inimitable talents of Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.

After the breakup of Amicus in 1975, Subotsky announced and developed numerous fantasy features, many of which were never produced. He did co-produce the TV miniseries of Ray Bradbury's beloved book, "The Martian Chronicles"(1980), and also worked on several Stephen King film and TV projects.

Relationships

Fiona Subotsky

Wife

EDUCATION

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

New York , New York

Brooklyn Technical High School

Brooklyn , New York

Milestones

1991

Co-produced Stephen King's "Sometimes They Come Back" a CBS TV-movie

1986

Produced "Maximum Overdrive", Stephen King's debut as a writer-director

1985

Co-produced "Cat's Eye" written by Stephen King

1980

Produced "The Martian Chronicles", the NBC miniseries of the Ray Bradbury book

1980

Produced "The Monster Club" starring Vincent Price, John Carradine, and Donald Pleasence

1975

Split up with Rosenberg/Amicus to form his own production company, Sword & Sorcery

1972

Wrote and produced (with Rosenberg) "I, Monster", an adaptation of Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" that was begun in a 3-D process that was abandoned during production

1972

Wrote and produced (with Rosenberg) Amicus's biggest hit, "Tales from the Crypt", an anthology horror film based on the comic-book of the same name

1968

Produced (with Rosenberg) "Scream and Scream Again" which featured three major horror stars, Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, and Christopher Lee

1968

Produced (with Rosenberg) "The Birthday Party", written by Harold Pinter from his play and directed by William Friedkin

1965

Co-produced and co-directed the compilation feature, "The World of Abbott & Costello"

1965

Wrote and co-produced with Max J. Rosenberg an anthology horror film "Dr. Terror's House of Horrors", the first of many horror, science fiction, and fantasy features made by their Amicus Productions company

1965

Produced (with Rosenberg) "Dr. Who and the Daleks", the first feature film spin-off from the popular British TV series

1962

Produced famous children's film, "Lad: A Dog"

1962

Produced "It's Trad, Dad", Richard Lester's directorial debut

1960

Moved to England and produced "Horror Hotel" (aka "City of the Dead") from his original story

1956

Feature debut: wrote, co-produced, and composed nine songs for "Rock, Rock, Rock" which featured the debut of the 13-year old Tuesday Weld; like his next two films, "Jamboree" (another rock'n'roll quickie) and "The Last Mile" (a prison remake starring Mic

1954

Produced and wrote TV series, "Junior Science"

1940

Began writing and directing live programs for pioneering TV stations in NYC and Schenectady

During World War II wrote technical training films, edited films at the Signal Corps Photographic Center and edited a camp newspaper

Wrote scripts for TV programs such as "Lights Out", "Danger", "Suspense", "The Clock", and "Mr. I. Magination" in the early 1950s

After the war, worked for theater producer Billy Rose on his syndicated column

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