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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 »
Genre:
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:
This thing is creepy! 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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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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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:
Continuity: When Amelia is first attacked by the doll, it is in her living room and she goes nowhere near her apartment's front door. After managing to trap the doll in the suitcase, she then immediately runs to the kitchen and gets a screwdriver, then runs to her front door, where apparently the bolt has been bent, trapping her in. But why did she go and get the screwdriver before she even knew the bolt was bent?See more »
Quotes:
Amelia:This can't be happening! This can't be happening!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Trick 'r Treat (2007)See more »

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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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
This thing is creepy!, 20 February 2006
Author: cobrompton from United States

I saw this movie as a kid and it is the one horror film that haunts my dreams to this day. No other movie in the world could scare me like this one does, I don't know why... It's a really crappy movie that I absolutely love. I don't know if it's a cult classic, but it should be, because everyone I know acknowledges that it's a crappy, low-budget piece of work, but it still managed to scare the pants off them. Whenever someone sees this movie, the one thing they remember is the scream of that doll; I sware on the graves of all who are holy that you will not forget the scream of that doll until the day that you die! I do not exaggerate. Please see this movie so that you may also understand the phenomenon of being scared by a crappy movie in a way that I don't think was even intended by the director. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, NO CHILDREN!

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That mother f'ing doll!! gugliotti
For everyone who watched this as a kid...... tynabop
horror anthogy-- what's the title?!-- please help! kriley82
The Zuni Fetish Warrior Doll - HILARIOUS ! mikel3363
If you remember this movie, can you remember another one for me? JamesBondy
Karen Black calls film Science Fiction. luvehorror
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