Legendary producer / director Dan Curtis (DARK SHADOWS, THE NIGHT STALKER) teams up with writers Richard Matheson (I AM LEGEND, THE TWILIGHT ZONE) and William F. Nolan (LOGANS RUN, BURNT OFFERINGS) to present three tales of horrific suspense in this made-for-television anthology that also showcases the tremendous acting talent of Karen Black (FIVE EASY PIECES, THE DAY OF THE LOCUST), who plays no less than four distinct roles. In "Julie," an aggressive college student seduces and ultimately blackmails his seemingly shy English professor. In "Millicent and Therese," two polar-opposite sisters become increasingly hell-bent on the undoing of one another. And in "Amelia," a woman falls prey to a murderous Zuni fetish doll.
Trilogy of Terror (Special Edition)
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- Commentary by actress Karen Black and writer William F. Nolan
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Story one, "Julie," is an intentionally ambiguous witchcraft tale in which Black portrays a bookish college professor who isn't quite what she seems. The story contains some very subtle rape and S&M innuendo, and there is a fun little twist to the ending. "Millicent and Therese," the second offering, is the weakest of the lot. Although Black does a fine job in the dual role of bickering "sisters," the audience can see the ending coming from miles away. The final and strongest of the three stories, "Amelia," is based on Matheson's famous short-story "Prey" about a voodoo fetish doll that comes to life and hunts down a woman in her midtown apartment. The ending to this one is very creepy.
All in all, TRILOGY OF TERROR is a worthy little horror flick. Though it is a TV movie á la 1975 and therefore suffers from some of the low-budget production qualities common to such, it certainly offers some fun moments of dark humor and a few genuine scares. The print used to make the DVD has some noticeable scratches and spots that could've been cleaned up digitally, but it's still definitely worth the price of admission.
A classic made-for-TV horror anthology from the writer of "The Twilight Zone" Richard Matheson and the creator of "Dark Shadows" Dan Curtis combines three original tales of terror with superb performances by Ms. Black to make an all-time horror classic of the 70's. Each has a stylish twist at the end of all three stories and the real star of the show besides Ms. Black is the famed African Zuni Fetish doll which is still the king of all killer dolls so move over Chucky or Blade from "Puppet Master".
This special edition DVD has good picture and sound quality with two featurettes and one interview, this is a must have for fans of horror, killer doll movies and horror anthologies.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm a huge horror buff. I first saw this movie when I was at least 10 I guess. Loved it then... love it now. ?...why the "hell!!" does this DVD cost $68?!!😡Published 1 day ago by LolaG66
Karen Blanche Ziegler Black is at her best in this trilogy of terror tales, written by Richard Burton Matheson and William Francis Nolan. Read morePublished 3 months ago by David L. Kent
My mom recommended this movie saying that it was the one movie that absolutely terrified her as a child. Read morePublished 3 months ago by SanguineDream
My focus is the 3rd story in this film. I saw Amelia when I was 5 years old. My mother was watching it on TV and she thought I was in bed. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Poison Ivy
I’m just poking fun at the sounds the Zuni doll makes.
Released to TV in 1975, "Trilogy of Terror" features three stories by Richard Matheson, the only memorable... Read more