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Trilogy of Terror (1975)

Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 4 March 1975
Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women.

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Anne Richards
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Storyline

Three stories interwoven together. The first, about a college student infatuated with his teacher. The second, a paranoid tale of two sisters - one good, the other evil, and the third about an African tribal doll that comes to life and terrorizes a woman in her apartment. Written by Humberto Amador

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An electrifying experience - you won't believe your eyes!

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Horror | Thriller

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4 March 1975 (USA)  »

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When the film was first shown on Brazilian television (in March 1981), censorship demanded that the third segment ("Amelia") was completely cut. Because of this, the TV station was forced to change the Portuguese title to "Duas Histórias de Terror" (Two Horror Stories). See more »

Goofs

In part two, Millicent removes a book from the shelf labeled "Voodo and Satanism." Not only is it misspelled, but the title has obviously been written on the book by hand. See more »

Quotes

Amelia: This can't be happening! This can't be happening!
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Referenced in Tales from the Hood (1995) See more »

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One of the best horror films ever made for network TV.
30 December 2003 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Karen Black excels playing four different roles in this made-for-TV horror trilogy adapted from the works of Richard Matheson. In `Julie,' a meek college professor turns the tables on a student who drugs, rapes and attempts to blackmail her. `Millicent and Therese' details a pair of feuding sisters; a frigid, jealous brunette and a kinky, malicious blonde. Finally, 'Amelia' (also known as `Prey') details Black's horrific battle with a re-animated Zuni fetish doll inhabited by the spirit of a bloodthirsty African warrior. Although the first tale doesn't hold together very well and the second is too predictable, this is well worth sitting through for the final segment and, as always, Karen Black rocks in all four roles. `Amelia' is also available separate on video as TERROR OF THE DOLL, by the way. It was followed by an OK 1996 made-for-cable sequel starring Lysette Anthony.

Score: 7 out of 10


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