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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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Robert Burton ...
Chad Foster
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Thomas Amman
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Dr. Chester Ramsey
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Eddie Nells
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Arthur Moore
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Anne Richards
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Orin Cannon ...
Motel Clerk
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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

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

When the doll latches onto Amelia's neck, her screams do not match her mouth. 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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Referenced in Bride of Chucky (1998) See more »

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When Karen was Queen...
21 January 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

I long for the days when an odd, slightly exotic/slightly zonked actress like Karen Black can make it in Hollywood. There was a time in the mid-'70s when--every time you turned around--Karen Black was in a new movie. I'm still discovering early movies she starred or co-starred in that I never knew about ("Cisco Pike", "Portnoy's Complaint", "The Pyx"). She and director Dan Curtis were quite a pair, here masterfully zipping through three short creep-outs in which Karen plays four fascinating women. The last segment, "Amelia", has incredible point-of-view camera-work, seamlessly swooping around corners, which rivals even "The Shining". Karen is very much attuned to the eccentricities of character (in fact, when she played a 'normal' woman, like the lead in "Day Of The Locust", she came off almost colorless), but Dan Curtis winds this toy up and Karen runs with it. The first two segments are psychological suspense studies of ruined-women-turned-triumphant, the third story turns the tables and makes woman the victim. It's a terrific feat, worth talking about even after 26 years.


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