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Director:
Writers:
William F. Nolan (teleplay) (segment)
Richard Matheson (story) (segment "Julie")
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Release Date:
4 March 1975 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
An electrifying experience - you won't believe your eyes!
Plot:
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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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
three is definitely company here (and you'd better believe that #3 is the charm) See more (82 total) »

Cast

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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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Runtime:
72 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
During the "Julie" segment, a drive-in theater can be seen showing the movie "The Night Stalker". This is an in-joke reference to director Dan Curtis's TV movie The Night Stalker (1972) (TV).See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Amelia has the doll in the oven and is holding the door closed, you can clearly see the tubing that pumped the blood from when the doll bit her neck.See more »
Quotes:
Chad Foster:You've drugged me!
Julie:[Flippant] No dear, I've killed you.
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FAQ

Is there a website for Trilogy Of Terror?
In the film's final segment, why can't Amelia leave her apartment?
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
three is definitely company here (and you'd better believe that #3 is the charm), 14 August 2006
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

I've read about how the '70s saw several TV movies (e.g., "Brian's Song" and "Sybil"). It seems that when people make the list, they often forget about "Trilogy of Terror". This one has three vignettes, each featuring Karen Black in the midst of something horrific. What's really fascinating is how they manage to make it so scary without having gore or special effects (actually, maybe that's why it's so scary; gore and special effects would make it silly).

In the first segment, Black plays a literature teacher forced to have an affair with a lecherous student (Robert Burton)...but boy, does she have a surprise for him! In the second segment, she plays two sisters - one laid-back nebbish and one evil floozy - and the nebbish wants to get rid of the floozy...however, there's another side to the whole predicament. The third segment is no doubt the most famous, where she gets terrorized by the killer Zuni fetish...and wait until you see what ends up happening! Anyway, this just goes to show what you can accomplish with simple horror. I certainly didn't see any of those endings coming. But also, "Trilogy of Terror" shows that Karen Black is a better actress than we give her credit for. Truly worth seeing.

And remember, be careful with those chemicals!

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For everyone who watched this as a kid...... tynabop
The Zuni Fetish Warrior Doll - HILARIOUS ! mikel3363
That mother f'ing doll!! gugliotti
horror anthogy-- what's the title?!-- please help! kriley82
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