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Trilogy of Terror (1975)

Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 4 March 1975
Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women.

Director:

Dan Curtis

Writers:

William F. Nolan (teleplay), Richard Matheson (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Karen Black ... Julie / Millicent / Therese / Amelia
Robert Burton Robert Burton ... Chad Foster
John Karlen ... Thomas Amman (as John Karlin)
George Gaynes ... Dr. Chester Ramsey
Jim Storm ... Eddie Nells (as James Storm)
Kathryn Reynolds Kathryn Reynolds ... Anne Richards
Orin Cannon Orin Cannon ... Motel Clerk
Gregory Harrison ... Arthur Moore
Tracy Curtis ... Tracy
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Storyline

Three stories interwoven together. The first, about a college student infatuated with his teacher. The second, a paranoid tale of two sisters - one good, the other evil, and the third about a Native American tribal doll that comes to life and terrorizes a woman in her apartment. Written by Humberto Amador

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An electrifying experience - you won't believe your eyes!

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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). See more »

Goofs

When Amelia puts the dinner in the oven it is on the top rack, about 4" from the top of the oven. Later when she throws the doll into the oven, the dinner is still smoldering in there but now it is on the bottom of the oven and there are no racks (allowing room for the doll to dance around and scream). See more »

Quotes

Amelia: [Apparently unconcerned over the fact the Zuni doll's chain is off and it's nowhere to be found] Where'd you go?
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Connections

Referenced in Diablo II (2000) See more »

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Voted 9 on the Doll alone!
31 July 2005 | by BuskieboySee all my reviews

EVERYONE I know that's ever seen it says the same thing. That doll freaked them out! The doll in the last story is worth it all! You watch this and you won't be able to go to sleep till you make sure any dolls in your house are locked away! I think the dolls face is so well done, so damned creepy that even with the somewhat limited "special effects" that were used to do the doll, it just freaks you out and afterward any little sound in your house will make you jump or send a shiver down your spine! For a made-for-TV movie from 1975 it is fantastic! I forget how much they paid to get the doll to work, but I think it was something like $100,000. Lots of money back then just for a single item for a movie, but well worth it! The stories are pretty good too! Worthy of the Twilight Zone, or Outer Limits! Karen Black is great in this. Of course, this was her time to shine in the mid '70's. If you like the Chucky movies, then you'll love this one.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tales of Terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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