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Trilogy of Terror II (1996)

Three short tales of terror including: woman's encounter when attempting to rob a grave; the story of a woman who summons her son back from the dead; and tale of an African doll who comes to life.

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Laura, Bobby's Mom / Dr. Simpson
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Ben
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Roger Ansford
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Stubbs
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Bobby
Richard Fitzpatrick ...
Jerry O'Farrell
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Lew
Gerry Quigley ...
Akers
Dennis O'Connor ...
Brig
John McMahon ...
Taylor
Alan Bridle ...
The Minister
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The Waitress
Norm Spencer ...
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Bruce McFee ...
Officer #2
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The Dwarf Bobby
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Three tales of terror: in "The Graveyard Rats" lovers murder the woman's older husband and encounter horror when they attempt to rob his grave; "Bobby" is the story of a woman who summons her son back from the dead; and in "He Who Kills" an African doll goes on a murderous rampage. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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Rated R for violence and terror | See all certifications »

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In the episode "He Who Kills", one of the museum security guards is reading a "Dark Shadows" comic book, and enthuses about how he used to rush home from school to watch it. Dan Curtis directed the TV show "Dark Shadows" (1966). See more »

Goofs

The apartment at the beginning of the third story is obviously not the same one from the first film. It is much larger and more modern with a second floor. See more »

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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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Slightly weaker stories but still good fun all.
3 January 2009 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

When you compare this movie to its predecessor, which got released 11 years before this one, you'll have to conclude that this movie is not a better than its predecessor because of the reason that it's stories all are slightly weaker ones.

Again, just like its predecessor, this movie tells 3 different, unrelated stories that somehow all involve the supernatural. What they have in common is that in all 3 stories the main characters is being played by the same actress. In "Trilogy of Terror" this was Karen Black, in "Trilogy of Terror II" its Lysette Anthony. She of course is not as great as Karen Black, though its fun to see her playing 3 totally different characters in each story.

This is more an horror movie than its predecessor was. All of the stories this time feature horror elements. Again, the last story of the movie features the Zuni doll, which also was the highlight of the first movie. Perhaps this is also the reason why it's named "Trilogy of Terror II"? Fore otherwise this movie of course has little to nothing to do with the first movie that got made 11 years(!) before this one.

None of the stories are extremely well written or anything and they all got based on different short stories. The movie is longer than "Trilogy of Terror" and every story this time is about 30 minutes long instead of 20-something minutes. That doesn't really mean though that the stories are well layered or anything like that. At times they are even a bit dragging, which causes them to be a bit uneven in parts. The build up to the eventual horror often takes too long, which makes the movie itself needlessly long as well.

Of course these type of movies are never dull for the lovers of the genre. Dan Curtis is obviously a director with a love for the genre and that passion really shows on the screen at certain points.

6/10

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