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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.

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... Julie / Millicent Larimore / Therese Larimore / Amelia
Robert Burton ... Chad Foster
... Thomas Amman
... Dr. Chester Ramsey
... Eddie Nells
... Arthur Moore
Kathryn Reynolds ... Anne Richards
... Tracy
Orin Cannon ... Motel Clerk
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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!

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Horror | Thriller

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4 March 1975 (USA)  »

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The original Zuni doll puppet owned by director Dan Curtis was used for the new sculpts of the Zuni doll for the sequel, Trilogy of Terror 2. See more »

Goofs

When Amelia is first attacked by the doll, it is in her living room and she goes nowhere near her apartment's front door. After managing to trap the doll in the suitcase, she then immediately runs to the kitchen and gets a screwdriver, then runs to her front door, where apparently the bolt has been bent, trapping her in. But why did she go and get the screwdriver before she even knew the bolt was bent? See more »

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Amelia: This can't be happening! This can't be happening!
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Spoofed in Karen Black Like Me (1997) See more »

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Prey for Karen Black...
19 September 2013 | by See 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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