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Trilogy of Terror (1975)

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

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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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Amelia  »

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Trivia

Karen Black contributed much to the 3rd segment "Amelia". She re-wrote her first conversation with her mother on the telephone. Black wanted to emphasize that the mother was controlling and manipulative. The original words made the mother out to be too nice. Making the mother controlling of Amelia would make the audience more on her side when we realize what is going to happen to the mother when she comes to visit. Also when the doll is trying to escape from the suitcase the effects men could not figure how to show that Amelia is cut. Black thought to have them place the blood on her finger which she would hide from the camera until it was time to reveal the bloody finger. 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

[last lines]
Amelia: [into the phone] This is Amelia, mom. I'm sorry I acted the way I did. I think we should spend the evening together... just the way we planned. It's kind of late though. Why don't you come by my place and we'll go from here? No, I'm all right! Good. I'll be waiting for you.
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Voted 9 on the Doll alone!
31 July 2005 | by (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

EVERYONE I know that's ever seen it says the same thing. That doll freaked them out! The doll in the last story is worth it all! You watch this and you won't be able to go to sleep till you make sure any dolls in your house are locked away! I think the dolls face is so well done, so damned creepy that even with the somewhat limited "special effects" that were used to do the doll, it just freaks you out and afterward any little sound in your house will make you jump or send a shiver down your spine! For a made-for-TV movie from 1975 it is fantastic! I forget how much they paid to get the doll to work, but I think it was something like $100,000. Lots of money back then just for a single item for a movie, but well worth it! The stories are pretty good too! Worthy of the Twilight Zone, or Outer Limits! Karen Black is great in this. Of course, this was her time to shine in the mid '70's. If you like the Chucky movies, then you'll love this one.


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