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William F. Nolan (teleplay) (segment)
Richard Matheson (story) (segment "Julie")
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Release Date:
4 March 1975 (USA) See more »
An electrifying experience - you won't believe your eyes!
Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Karen Black ... Julie / Millicent Larimore / Therese Larimore / Amelia
Robert Burton ... Chad Foster

John Karlen ... Thomas Amman

George Gaynes ... Dr. Chester Ramsey

Jim Storm ... Eddie Nells

Gregory Harrison ... Arthur Moore
Kathryn Reynolds ... Anne Richards

Tracy Curtis ... Tracy
Orin Cannon ... Motel Clerk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walker Edmiston ... Zuni Fetish Doll (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Dan Curtis 
Writing credits
William F. Nolan (teleplay) (segment "Julie")

Richard Matheson (story) (segment "Julie")

William F. Nolan (teleplay) (segment "Millicent and Therese")

Richard Matheson (story) (segment "Millicent and Therese")

Richard Matheson (written by) (segment "Amelia")

Richard Matheson (short story) (segment "Amelia")

Produced by
Dan Curtis .... producer
Robert Singer .... associate producer
Original Music by
Bob Cobert  (as Robert Cobert)
Cinematography by
Paul Lohmann 
Film Editing by
Les Green 
Casting by
Gail Melnick 
Art Direction by
Jan Scott 
Set Decoration by
Leonard A. Mazzola  (as Leonard Mazzola)
Makeup Department
Kathryn Blondell .... hair stylist (as Kathryn L. Blondell)
Michael Westmore .... makeup artist (as Mike Westmore)
Production Management
Robert J. Koster .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Art Levinson .... first assistant director
George Wagner .... second assistant director
Sound Department
James Pilcher .... production sound mixer
Special Effects by
Richard Albain .... special effects (as Richard Albaine)
Erik von Buelow .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Simpson .... assistant camera
Bob Rose .... key grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John S. Perry .... costume supervisor
Barbara Siebert .... costumer
Music Department
Frank Kulaga .... music recordist
Other crew
Lois Kerst .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Amelia" - USA (segment title)
"Julie" - USA (segment title)
"Millicent and Therese" - USA (segment title)
"Tales of Terror" - USA (alternative title)
"Terror of the Doll" - USA (alternative title)
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72 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

In the first segment, "Julie", when Chad goes to get a room, he uses the fake name of Jonathan Harker, a name taken from the Bram Stoker novel "Dracula".See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When the doll latches onto Amelia's neck, her screams do not match her mouth.See more »
Chad Foster:You've drugged me!
Julie:[Flippant] No dear, I've killed you.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Diablo II (2000) (VG)See more »


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In the film's final segment, why can't Amelia leave her apartment?
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25 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
When Karen was Queen..., 21 January 2001
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

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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