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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
The Hussar ('A Terribly Strange Bed')
Kriss Milo ('The Mask of Medusa')
Collins ('A Terribly Strange Bed')
Shanner ('The Mask of Medusa')
Richard Lupino ...
Simon ('The Extra Passenger')
Terence de Marney ...
Uncle Julian ('The Extra Passenger')
Noel Drayton ...
Superintendent ('The Mask of Medusa')
Major Domo ('A Terribly Strange Bed')
Richard Peel ...
Inspector ('The Mask of Medusa')
Richard Flato ...
Croupier ('A Terribly Strange Bed')
Jacqueline Squire ...
Old Woman ('A Terribly Strange Bed')
Iris Bristol ...
Katie ('The Extra Passenger')
Francis Bethencourt ...
Ashton ('A Terribly Strange Bed')
Gilchrist Stuart ...
Train Guard ('The Extra Passenger') (as Gil Stuart)


3 stories in this episode. First, a young man kills his uncle, not realizing that his uncle was a warlock. In the second tale, a man breaks the bank at a casino, but may not live through the night. In the third tale, a sculptor/artist shows off his "Chamber of Horrors" of killers, but are they actually sculptures? Written by Anonymous

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14 March 1961 (USA)  »

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Anthology Episode of Boris Karloff's Thriller
24 February 2011 | by See all my reviews

Horror Anthologies (or omnibuses) were quite popular from the 40s to the 70s. Especially in the 60s, numerous Horror films told three or four tales within one film. The British production company Amicus even specialized in exclusively making Anthology Horror films. The TV Show THRILLER (aka. BORIS KARLOFF'S THRILLER), which was hosted by none other than Horror icon Boris Karloff in the early 1960s, can be seen as an anthology series as such. This particular episode, TRIO FOR TERROR (Season 1, Episode 25), is an anthology itself (as are two other episodes from Season 2). Directed by the famous actress Ida Lupino, TRIO FOR TERROR tells three tales, two of which are wonderfully eerie and macabre. As many Anthology Horror films, this one has a 'funny' middle episode, the focus of which lies on the humor rather than creepiness, and which, as usual, is the least interesting of the pack. However, it is admirable that out of the three episodes packed in the 49-minute-span of a THRILLER episode, two manage to build up a highly macabre and creepy atmosphere. The first tale, "The Extra Passenger", is about a man who murders his uncle, unaware that the uncle is a warlock. The second tale, "A Terribly Strange Bed", is the somewhat silly humorous one. The third tale, "The Mask of Medusa" plays in a Wax Museum, which is always great in a Horror film (or episode). As usual for THRILLER-episodes, TRIO FOR TERROR is atmospherically shot, well-acted and supported by a moody score. Recommended.

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