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Anyone born before 1980 can't help but remember that video cover that stared
up at them from the spooky horror section shelf at the "Video Library." It
was the one all the little kids loved to rent...it was also the one all the
little kids loved to fast-forward through 80% of to get to the Zuni-doll
And about 20 years later, the Trilogy of Terror is back, and the Zuni-Doll once again steals the show....but not entirely. The first story, about giant rats in a graveyeard, is well-written and memorable. The second story, while a bit creepy at the beginning, is for the most part....stupid. But not terrible. The third story (saving the best for last) marks the return of the infamous Zuni-Warrior doll. The sad thing about it is, is that it is really a cheap rehash of the classic original. Entertaining yes, but original? Hardly.
But at least the first two stories were a little more memorable. The first two in the original TRILOGY were very well-written, but easily forgettable.
The beautiful Lysette Anthony does her best in this made-for-TV horror flick. Actually, I was impressed with her acting, considering this film was, in a way, standard USA network fare. She seemed at least somewhat enthusiastic about this gig, and filled Karen Black's shoes nicely.
All in All, TRILOGY OF TERROR 2 is good, clean fun for the whole family. That is of course, sarcasm...but, it IS good clean fun for that son of yours who makes a B-line for the Horror section whenever you visit Blockbuster Video....
6.5 out of 10.
Lysette Anthony takes over for Karen Black in this trilogy of scary stories
in which she is the star in each tale. The first one is about adultery,
murder, and grave robbers. The second tale is about a mother who uses black
magic to bring her dead son back to life. The final and best tale is about
the demonic African doll from the first film stalking Anthony. While the
effects may be a bit on the cheap side, this is a fun and scary outing.
Lysette Anthony is a good choice for taking over the Karen
Rated R; Violence and Profanity.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Plot: Unleashed in the original cult hit Trilogy of Terror, the demonic Zuni fetish doll carved it's way into movie history. Now there are 3 new stories. "The graveyard rats" which is about a woman that kills her husband in order to get all his money, but she has to fight off giant rats in order to get it. "Bobby" is about a kid who drowned that has came back to life. And the last story is "He who kills" which is about the crazed doll killing people.
Audio/Video: Excellent from Paramount.
Final thoughts: This movie is great. I have not seen the original, but I'm sure it is the better one. This has not been released on DVD yet, so if you can find it on VHS, then pick it up right away.
The Devil doll is back in this refreshing anthology from genre favorite Dan Curtis. Intelligent story, decent acting, and a scary 1960's feel make this one well worth a rental.
Trilogy of Terror II is the obvious sequel to the 70's made for TV film
which featured three scary stories. This one has the same number of
stories, and each have a satisfying ending to them like the original
film. The first story is "The Graveyard Rats" which tells the tale of a
woman and her lover who plan to murder her old rich husband for his
money. They do the deed, making it look like an accident, but realize
that they must dig up his grave in order to any money. Problem is the
graveyard is filled with huge rats determined to devour anything in
sight. The second tale is called "Bobby". A mother uses voodoo to bring
her dead son back, only to discover that by doing so she has unleashed
an evil force upon herself. And the final tale (the best one) continues
the killer Zulu fetish doll story from the original, this time it
attacks a woman alone in a museum who was brought in by police to look
I really enjoyed 'Trilogy of Terror II', I thought it was a very good sequel to a strong film made years prior. The first two stories are scary and creepy, and are actually more creative ideas than the first two tales told in the original 'Trilogy of Terror'. Continuing the Zuni fetish doll story from where we left off with Karen Black in the first film was a brilliant idea! It's basically the day after Karen Black's character killed her mother while possessed by the doll. Good stuff.
Acting all around was brilliant, starting with Lysette Anthony who was the lead in all three tales. There were also some really good stand out performances by the supporting cast particularly in the first story 'The Graveyard Rats' from Matt Clark and Geraint Wyn Davies. Sad to say this has not been released on DVD yet, but it certainly deserves a release! Check this out if you come across it.
And with a cast that includes Lysette (Any relation to Josette?) Anthony, who is and always shall be a major babe, and Geraint Wyn (Who seems to do his best work at Knight.) why shouldn't he? I saw much that was borrowed from the Dan Curtis hit Dark Shadows in this made for TV flick ... The photography, the music certainly, and the ocean shots from the second tale. And these all work right well in this movie. The plots, as a whole, and the acting in particular, work well enough to be enjoyable. True, certain themes like the killer doll have been done to death over the years, but Curtis still knows how to put a twist to the devil of a tail.
Lysette Anthony heads up the cast in Trilogy of Terror II. I recently
caught this on HBO, having never seen it before, and I liked it a lot.
It sort of reminds me of Tales from the Crypt, Tales from the Darkside,
The Hitchhiker, and Dark Shadows (also directed by Dan Curtis). The
Graveyard Rats, Bobby, and He Who Kills are the three tales and they
are all very good. The first tale may be my favorite, followed by the
second and then the last. There are some genuinely good scares.
Check it out if you are into campy horror. Curtis does a fabulous job here. Anthony is in good form and Geriant Wyn Davies, Thomas Mitchell, and Matt Clark also gave memorable performances. Worth watching if you come across it.
I really like this movie, Lysette Anthony does a super job in all three tales, like in the first trilogy movie the doll episode is the best and thanks to the technology of nowdays that freaking doll can now seriously run to stalk its victims. I give it a 9, rent it or buy it, you will not be disappointed
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Wasn't that great, especially the Third Story it was almost exactly the
same as The first movie if you've ever seen it! It wasn't as good as
the first movie either. It was just mediocre. Could have been better
but wasn't. Is not thrilling, scary, or chilling. Just a pass. If you
have not seen the first movie then give it a shot because you may like
but being a fan of the first one, I thought there was nothing new added
but The same story but not as well executed as the first film. So many
new Ideas could have been put into this movie but I didn't see any New
or Imaginative in this film. No thought went behind it in my Opinion.
BOTTOM LINE: PASS 3.5/10 Just not as Great as #1
Trilogy of Terror II (TV 1996)
I liked this a little better then first one
The Graveyard Rats S1
Not bad at all, Good start
old nasty man who blackmail is younger wife, who sleeping her Cousin, after recoding them sleeping together
She want to leave him, he giving everything to her in her will (Who know how the story goes after)
I felt some of the segment drag a little to long, i found some parts very slow and I wondering if if story as anything do with Rats,
One point I thought it was a Title of the story but as movie went on, it made more sense, I am clad i stuck in their
I did enjoyed the ending of the story, Giant kill rats were a bit silly but they were kind of Cheesy in good way , which was a little funny.
The last scene on that segment was decent, I really liked curve ending.
This was great story (I heard it's a remake? of what?) I found this segment best of the bunch
The mum who lost her son, who drowned, while her husband away, she tries to bring back with Vodoo book.
Soon he come knocking back on the door, and acts like evil
This story did have some really good creepy moment and tense feeling at times, it dose seem a lot scary with human face on!
The ending was just very funny, the Demon face was so bad . it was so funny, I found him more scary with Human face on lol
It's a shame goofy ending ruined it!
He Who Kills S3
it's about killer doll again, it come back to life and starts to attack people, the same thing happens just like first one.
Maybe this was little be more bloody then first one and doll dose look a bit odd in this one. I don't find it scary at all,
I found this movie a little better then first movie
5 out of 10
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