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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 Larimore / Therese Larimore / Amelia
Robert Burton Robert Burton ... Chad Foster
John Karlen ... Thomas Amman
George Gaynes ... Dr. Chester Ramsey
Jim Storm ... Eddie Nells
Gregory Harrison ... Arthur Moore
Kathryn Reynolds Kathryn Reynolds ... Anne Richards
Tracy Curtis ... Tracy
Orin Cannon Orin Cannon ... Motel Clerk
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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 an African tribal doll that comes to life and terrorizes a woman in her apartment. Written by Humberto Amador

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

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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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:

Amelia 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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Trivia

In the first segment, "Julie", when Chad goes to get a room, he uses the fake name of Jonathan Harker, a name taken from the Bram Stoker novel "Dracula". See more »

Goofs

The wire that is used to make the doll's chain fall off is visible just over its head before the chain falls. See more »

Quotes

Amelia: [on the phone, threatened by a supernaturally animated Zuni hunting fetish doll] Operator, get me the police! I DON'T KNOW where I'm located, just get me the police, there's a... there's a... just get me the police, PLEASE?
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Referenced in Nightmare Man (2006) See more »

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Prey for Karen Black...
19 September 2013 | by poe426See all my reviews

Richard Matheson's PREY happens to be another of my favorite short stories (it's right up there with THE BIG SURPRISE, which was done as a fairly effective segment of NIGHT GALLERY, with John Carradine), and it makes one humdinger of a closing act in this trilogy. Every kid I knew could talk about nothing else the day after it aired; we relived the experience over and over. And we weren't the only ones who loved it: when the makers of GREMLINS needed inspiration, they fell back on Matheson's mini-masterpiece. It's understandable: it still holds up, after all these years... though I should point out that the score I've given this telemovie is for the PREY segment alone; the other two segments were less notable, in my ever-humble opinion. (Note: as a cabbie, I had a "regular" who tried to convince me once that she was someone else- her "twin sister," in fact- by donning a wig and acting differently, but I blew her cover when I asked to see her ID when she used a credit card to pay her fare. They're out there, folks...)


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